For most people they have never experienced quality Japanese ramen. Instead, they have only had grocery store, mass-produced low-quality Ramen. In most of the world outside of Asia the majority of people think of Ramen as a budget food and not something that has a high degree of value but people who have experienced Japanese ramen know better. They know that Japanese ramen is a true culinary art form. They know all the different types of things that Japanese chefs can do with it. They know that it is something beyond just noodles, a packet of flavor and something that you throw into the microwave.
Real Japanese ramen is really tasty, it is created with care and patience, it uses a ton of fresh vegetables and spices. It is something that will bring your palette alive with flavors that mix together like a good symphony. It is definitely something that everyone needs to try at least 10 times in their life. It really is that good. It is something that you cannot get just anywhere. You have to find a Japanese restaurant who knows what they’re doing. Not all cities have this type of restaurant.
With the Internet many people are creating their own Japanese ramen dishes at home. They’re taking time, care and they’re using proper ingredients to wake it up with flavor and to make it into something big and tasty. They’re not taken any shortcuts and they’re doing things right. They’re turning this this into what it is intended to be and not what we have in the West. So if you have the inclination, it is something that you can prepare at home fairly easy. It just takes buying the right ingredients and taking the time to prepare it properly.
Alternatively, you could just find a quality Japanese restaurant and order it there. You will find a near limitless selection of ingredients that you can have in your traditional Japanese ramen. Once you have the real thing, you would never go back to the grocery store variety, you would no longer think that it is a budget only food choice, you would know that it is something that is tasty, something that takes culinary skills and something worth trying several times because it really is that good. Go visit your local Japanese restaurant and order a huge bowl of ramen you will be satisfied.