There are many types of noodles in Japan. And although all of them are great, not all of them will impress you right off the bat. Today, let me talk to you about ramen noodles.
Ramen is basically noodles with soup. There are a variety of different tasting noodles and soups. Let me introduce you to some of the main types of soup. There is soy sauce, miso, and tonkotsu (pork broth). Each person has his/her opinion of what is the best soup, so you`ll have to try them all to see which one you like. There are many ramen noodle stores, and some are more delicious than others. So make sure you don`t form your opinion based on one store.
As cusines evolve, and new restaurants open, new ramen flavors emerge as well. Recently you can enjoy a larger variety aside from the main 3 types of soup. You can enjoy butter soy sauce ramen, salt ramen, tomato ramen, and ramen salad, just to name a few.
One other thing I should mention is that, there is something special about each area in Japan. Some cities might be famous for a certain type of food, so if you`re in an area that is famous for tonkotsu ramen for example, you`ll notice that there are mostly only tonkotsu ramen restaurants in that area.
I hope you try a bunch of different ramen flavors and enjoy your stay in Japan.