Ramen is a Japanese dish of noodles in broth which originated in China, where all noodles seem to have come from, and are called “Lo-Mein” in Chinese, which means boiled noodles.
"Ra-men" is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese Characters for Lo-Mein.
It is said to have been brought in Japan around 100 years ago. Over the last few decades, however, ramen has become a typical Japanese dish and gained great popularity inside and outside of Japan. Ramen noodles are about as thin as spaghetti and are served in a soup with various toppings. There are many different ramen dishes differing in the soup base and the toppings:
Some of the most popular soups:
* Shoyu Ramen: Brown, transparent, soya sauce based.
* Miso Ramen: Brown, non-transparent, miso based.
* Shio Ramen: Transparent, salt based.
* Tonkotsu Ramen: White, milky, pork based.