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the 22 popular ramen styles of japan: a ramenologist’s field guide

So you like ramen, but have a hard time figuring out what we babble on about here at rameniac? A bit confused over the differences between Asahikawa and Hakata-style pork bone soup? Fear not. Here's a (far from) comprehensive guide to the 22 popular ramen styles of Japan. Just like Italy has Neapolitan and Lazio-style pizzas, ramenology is a complex and fascinating study of regional variations, cooking processes, and local character. Well, it's complex and fascinating to yours truly and about five other native English speakers on this planet, at least.


oh wow…this is absolutely cool. can’t wait to read through all of them! the color dots on the map are a bit hard to distinguish though. good job!

Posted by edjusted on 07/21 at 06:52 PM

Sweet! Back in high school I took a trip from Hiroshima to Sapporo and couldn’t believe all the different varieties of ramen. I wish I had this map then. I guess I’ll have to make another trip!

Posted by keizo on 07/22 at 12:01 PM

thanks guys! yea i’m still working on making that map more interactive. maybe with little popups or something lol…

btw cool site, keizo! welcome to the scene; you’re knockin’ em down at a crazy rate haha…

Posted by rameniac on 07/22 at 01:14 PM

Thanks rameniac! I’m just trying to catch up to you guys and work on my msg immunity…haha. Love your site!!

Posted by keizo on 07/22 at 10:15 PM

This guide is excellent!! I’m so happy I was able to find the “Kurume ramen” style here, too =]

I think you’ve just inspired countless ramen-lover backpacking trips…

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/27 at 01:31 AM

Lovely! There’s plenty of ramen history and tidbits in this posting! Thanks! ^__^

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 08/13 at 03:37 AM

Wow, great reference!  Now when I go on to my frens about the latest “Hakata” or “Sapporo” ramen place and I get the blur look, I can send them here!

Was wondering if the person who wrote up the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum piece has ever been to Ramen Stadium in Canal City, Fukuoka?  They’ve a lot of shops too, maybe more of a sampling of Kyushu style ramen as the SHRM is a sampling of Tokyo/Yokohama style?

Posted by abraxis on 07/04 at 01:21 PM
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