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Do You Know The History of Ramen?

How exactly did ramen become trendy?

Back in the 1980s, ramen really started to become part of a lifestyle or fashion item just as much as a food. There were traditional pushcarts that started to disappear and the Chinese restaurants that once sold it were declining. They were replaced by more trendy ramen shops selling speciality dishes and a limited menu at a much higher price. Manual workers were told that the old customer base was a lot less in terms of numbers, with the stereotypical ramen eater turning to a younger, urban generation consumer that was labeled as the “Shinjinrui” or the “new breed”.
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Ramen, Japanese Food Is Like A Little Galaxy in a Broth

There are so many elements to ramen, Japanese food that it contains almost as many pieces and particles as there are stars in the sky. Ramen broth is the base of the dish, and it is considered by many to be one of the most important aspects most broths are derived from an extract of beef, chicken, pork, or seafood, as well as seasoned with soy sauce and salt, and vegetarian varieties are available as well if they are desired. The noodles are the other part of this binary star ?although noodle recipes vary widely and are closely guarded secrets at most restaurants that serve ramen, they always contain flour, eggs, and kansui, which is a type of alkalinized water, alongside other possible ingredients that can add to the structure, texture, and flavor. In addition to choices of ingredient, ramen noodles are given their own individuality by each chef, as the preparation can differ in ways like their thickness, the length of the noodles, as well as the texture, which are all affected by how the chef hand crafts the noodles in its own unique way.
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