Ramen, the Japanese dish of noodles served in broth, actually originated in China. It differs from Japanese noodle dishes because it is served in meat-based broth, as opposed to vegetable and seafood broth, historically the predominant parts of the Japanese diet. After World War II, the introduction of American and European cuisines with more meat products played a large role in ramen's increased popularity.
Rickmond Wong is an L.A. resident and former English teacher in Southern Japan, where he got his "ramen training." The self-proclaimed "Rameniac" cooks
up some ramen facts, including what makes a good ramen, the regional
differences in its preparation and proper ramen etiquette.
Where to get the best ramen in L.A.:
3760 Centinela Ave.
Shinsengumi Hakata Ramen
2015 W. Redondo Beach Blvd., Suite C
1840 W. 182nd St.
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