The history of ramen in Japan is a very interesting one. Below is a brief overview.🍜

Ramen is a food culture that was introduced to Japan from China, and although its origins are not clearly known, it is believed that the Chinese noodle dish spread to Japan between the late 19th and early 20th centuries

The first ramen was called “Chinese soba,” which spread especially in port cities such as Yokohama, Kobe, and Nagasaki. Chuka-soba combined a broth made from chicken or pork bones with medium-thin noodles, and was served at Chinese restaurants and food stalls at that time.

Subsequently, each region developed its own unique style and flavor of ramen. For example, Tokyo-style ramen is characterized by soy sauce-based soup and thin noodles, while Sapporo-style ramen is characterized by miso-based soup and thick noodles.

After World War II, ramen rapidly took root as a food culture for the common people, and the number of ramen restaurants increased throughout Japan. Since then, ramen has continued to evolve and many different styles and variations of ramen have been created.

Today, ramen has become a very popular food both in Japan and abroad, and ramen enthusiasts and ramen festivals are held widely.

This is the history of ramen in Japan

Please come and try Japanese ramen!