Ramen noodles, the quintessence of Japanese cuisine

Japanese people are very proud of the long-standing cultural tradition as well as the most difficult taste in the world. Soba, ramen, udon, and somen are famous Japanese noodles. In this article, let’s find out about Ramen noodles – the most popular dish of this country! When it comes to Japanese noodles, it is impossible not to mention Ramen. Currently, noodles have many different variations, but the original taste of each noodles is still preserved as a culinary culture of Japan.

Ramen noodles are considered the most popular type of noodles in Japan. In 1937, the Ramen noodles craze spread throughout the land of the rising sun. Although appearing later than other famous noodles such as soba noodles, udon noodles, somen noodles … but Ramen noodles still have a certain foothold, representing the soul of Japan.

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Ramen noodles are made from wheat flour, water, salt and ship ash water. Ash wood is the most important flavor that makes the distinctive yellow color of noodles. It is this same material that helps the noodles become soft and increase the toughness.

When eating ramen noodles, Japanese people often use it with meat or fish broth. The broth of Ramen noodles is the perfect combination of Dashi (broth made from chicken bones, beef bones, pork bones, dried shavings of fish, kelp, sardines …) and Tare (spices are added to the broth like Shio, Shoyu and Miso …).

To get the proper flavor of Ramen noodles, it is necessary to have scallions, boiled eggs, marinated with soy sauce and Chashu pork, dried seaweed.

Ramen noodles are quite different from other types of noodles, ramen is made from wheat flour, water, salt and ship ash water. The form of Ramen noodles is also quite rich but basically, they are all the same in terms of ingredients and recipes.
Ash wood is an indispensable ingredient for making ramen, which increases the toughness and creates the flavor and yellow color of noodles. Noodles are divided into three types: fresh noodles, dry noodles, instant noodles.

Shoyu is the “soy sauce” in Japanese, so Shoyu Ramen noodles are characterized by soy sauce combined with the light aroma of soy. The noodles of Shoyu Ramen are usually small fibers that help the broth quickly absorb inside or enjoy the noodles and the taste of the broth easily.

Sweets – spiritual food in Japanese life

In a life, a person has ups and downs, life passes like the seasons. At happy, sad times, sweets are indispensable, which convey the mood of each person. On the day of Japanese Hare no iwai or preparing red bean rice, kouhaku manju, Tsuruno komochi, torikomochi. Torinokomori or three or five tortoise-shaped morigashi or crane. In addition, on the days of the Buddhist Party, there are dumplings for the seasons, Kagusa manjuu, black bean rice or cakes with daffodils, camellia or lotus flowers.

Indeed, sweets have truly become an indispensable food in Japanese people’s lives. And below are the types of cakes related to each specific event throughout the life of a person born in this Cherry Blossom.

Chakutai iwai: on the day of the fifth month of pregnancy, pregnant women will wrap a bandage on their abdomen and wish for a safe baby birth. This day is called the death day, based on the safety of dogs being born. Today there are sweets like Kouhaku mochi, Obijime dango, Sekihan.

Shussanshuku ceremony – a congratulatory greeting for the baby: at birth, the arch of the bow and arrow will make the devil run away thanks to the mystical power of the bow. On the third day after birth, the baby’s family will go to the neighbor’s house and give Obaki rice balls to them. Today there are Harawata sweets, Mitsume-ohagi, Torinokomochi or Sekihan.

Omiyamairi Ceremony: On the 31st day for boys and the 33rd day for girls after birth, the Japanese will have to visit the guardian deity, praying for a child without a disaster or illness. Kouhaku manju, Torinokomochi, Sekihan are often used on this Omiyamairi occasion.

Lễ Hatsusekku – lễ chào đón những đứa bé mới sinh. Lễ chào đón cho các bé gái được gọi là Momo no sekku, lễ chúc mừng cho các bé trai thì gọi là tango no sekku. Vào ngày này có các loại bánh Kashiwamochi, Chimaki, Sakuramochi, Hinaarare, hishimochi, kusamochi.

The unique Japanese cuisine culture

Japanese cuisine is the most famous in the world because of the fussy manner in processing and decorating each dish, the taste of Japanese food is usually elegant, gentle. It is suitable to the natural atmosphere of each season, bearing boldness own identity. Coming to Japan, you should not miss the opportunity to enjoy the unique and artistic dishes of the beautiful Phu Tang country of Japanese cuisine is also known as Washoku.

This is a very unique feature of Japanese cuisine, a subtle and harmonious blend of Japanese cuisine with Chinese and Western dishes. Therefore, you can’t help but be surprised when the Japanese table is filled with sausages, bread, … or the habit of drinking coffee in the morning.

Most Japanese dishes are very low in calories but ensure adequate nutrition for the body. The main ingredients used for processing are usually derived from soybeans, seafood from the sea and vegetables. Therefore, Japanese cuisine in addition to meet the needs of delicious food is very nutritious for health. It may be the same dish, such as ramen, but each region has a way of processing and bringing a distinct flavor.

A blessing on the occasion of the new year such as sake to eliminate evil spirits, prolong life, tofu with strong wishes, wish your family always happy with grilled cod eggs. Shrimp is central to longevity, long life. Sushi with sea bream instead of prosperous wishes, …

For Japanese food culture, they often say “itadakimasu” before eating rice. It means “to invite” as a thank you to those who have prepared for that meal. After eating, they will say “gochiso sama deshita” – meaning “thank you for the delicious meal”. When pouring sake, it will be poured to others and poured only for themselves when the bottle is empty.