‘Tis the season for a hearty bowl of ramen to warm up to in these colder winter months. But what exactly goes into that umami-filled dish that makes it so satisfying? The team at Ramen-san breaks down all the components for building the perfect (and soul-soothing!) bowl of ramen.
After you’ve mastered your ramen knowledge, check out the quiz to discover which bowl best fits your personality!
After you school yourself in ramen, be sure to make a reservation and enjoy some for yourself!
It Begins With The Base
A great bowl of ramen starts with flavor-packed broth, simmered for hours to perfection. Let’s explore Ramen-san’s traditional and modern takes:
Tonkotsu: Traditional Hakata-style broth is composed of pork bones and chicken thighs that are brought to a hard rolling boil for 10-hours until a rich, soulful broth emerges, then topped with chashu and a molten egg.
Shio: Translating to “salt”, this salt-based chicken broth is a classic, clear broth with a touch of Szechuan pepper. A molten egg, tofu and nori round out the bowl.
Kimchi: Ramen-san’s top-ordered bowl highlights unconventional ingredients. Kimchi isn’t native to Japan, but who really cares when you have a delicious spicy bowl of ramen topped with fried chicken, buttered corn and fried garlic in front of you?
Shiitake: Don’t let the bone broth movement fool you! Ramen-san offers a shiitake mushroom-based broth with tofu and fried shiitakes for vegetarians (or if you’re just in the mood for a lighter bowl!).
The Meat Of It
Before piling on the endless toppings, Ramen-san offers a variety of proteins that sit atop a bed of Tokyo Wavy Noodles, made by Kenshiro-san at Sun Noodle.
Chashu = Berkshire pork belly, spice rubbed and oven roasted
Fried Chicken, katsu-style
Love On Top
You’ve got your broth bases covered, now let’s explore all of those toppings (fried garlic, molten eggs, nori, rayu and more!). These additions are endless, so we’ve broken it down into a handy graphic to guide you!
What Type Of Ramen Are You?
Now that your ramen knowledge is on point, take our quiz below to find out which bowl of ramen matches your personality!
Now that you know what kind of bowl suits your personality, make a reservation and enjoy some ramen and cold Asahi!
Did you also know Ramen-san is open late to cure your case of late-night munchies? Check it out!