I was going to try a place called Hanabi, but decided to try @zenhouseduluth because they had ramen—the only other place I’ve been to that has ramen is the Mitsuwa food court in Chicago. It was SO GOOD, but the portion size was HUGE so I couldn’t eat it all (plus, I ordered sushi and James insisted on dessert). #ramen#japanesecuisine#yummy#largeportions#bigbowl
History of Ramen. Here is Pork Ramen at Kinto Ramen #ramen#porkramen#kintoramen 👍 @kintorama .
Ramen is a Japanese adaptation of Chinese wheat noodles. Ramen was first introduced to Japan by Chinese immigrants in the late 19th or early 20th century. According to the record of the new Yokohama Ramen Museum, ramen originated in China and made its way over to Japan in 1859. Early versions were wheat noodles in broth topped with Chinese-style roast pork.
The word ramen is a Japanese transcription of the Chinese lamian (拉麵). In 1910, a Chinese restaurant serving ramen in Yokohama's Chinatown received public praise in Japan. Until the 1950s, ramen was called shina soba (支那そば, literally "Chinese soba") but today chūka soba (中華そば, also meaning "Chinese soba") or just ramen (ラーメン) are more common, as the word "支那" (shina, meaning "China") has acquired a pejorative connotation.
By 1900, restaurants serving Chinese cuisine from Canton and Shanghai offered a simple ramen dish of noodles (cut rather than hand-pulled), a few toppings, and a broth flavored with salt and pork bones. Many Chinese living in Japan also pulled portable food stalls, selling ramen and gyōza dumplings to workers. By the mid-1900s, these stalls used a type of a musical horn called a charumera (チャルメラ, from the Portuguese charamela) to advertise their presence, a practice some vendors still retain via a loudspeaker and a looped recording. By the early Shōwa period, ramen had become a popular dish when eating out. .
Was a rainy night on Friday and we thought some soup and of course noodles would be good for us so we tried a new place. This is a pretty small and unassuming place in an area we don’t come to that often. We were lucky that we got seated pretty quickly considering it was a Fri night and quickly skimmed the menu to order. We had a “Matcha Ramen” and a “Hakata Genryu Ramen”. The Matcha ramen was the most interesting flavor we’ve had for ramen in a bit but it wasn’t that bad. It’s subtlety grows on you the more you eat of it. The Hakata Genryu was a solid bowl with pretty rich broth and the noodles paired with it well. Overall a solid choice for ramen in this area if you’re in need. #friday#tgif #🍜 #japanesefood#ramen#noodles#matcha#hakata#tonkotsu