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FOOD&DRINK March 22, 2018

Japan’s “Greatest Invention”: Instant Ramen

For all their culture’s artistry, subtlety and sophistication, the Japanese are a practical people. So when, in 2000, it came time to answer pollsters about what they consider their country’s greatest accomplishments of the 20th century, the top choice was the essence of practicality: Instant ramen. Instant “ramen” – which was actually just dried ramen […]

FOOD&DRINK July 11, 2016

5 Types of Noodles: Udon, Ramen, Soba, Yakisoba and Somen

Although rice-based sushi has become an international staple food, in Japan you won’t have too many meals without encountering one of the country’s other culinary basics: noodles. Whether in the form of udon, soba, yakisoba, somen, the universally-popular ramen or others, Japan’s love affair with noodles is rich and varied. Given the many uses of […]