Lately, ramen has been enjoying increasing popularity overseas as it became one of the most trendy foods to eat.
In Japan however, it has always been a favorite and still is today. Ramen should be one everyone’s lists of must try foods in Japan but how about taking the extra step and trying making it yourself?
At Ramen Dining Jingu located in Harajuku, you can do just that!
In the previous blog, we’ve introduced dressing in kimono and strolling in Harajuku.
Continue in this blog, our 2 lovely visitors are moving on and we will be talking about this special DIY ramen experience.
This is the inside of this quaint little ramen shop.
It is a small restaurant but the ramen has big flavor!
First, the staff will demonstrate how to make the ramen. From pouring the soup to boiling the noodles, they will teach you step by step.
Also, you will just learn the methodical process of making ramen but about its heart and soul. For example, we learned that the broth is the most important part of the dish. In fact, ramen broth is always boiled for hours and hours to produce a deep and rich soup. I think making your own ramen will make you fall in love with it even more.
Here is the completed bowl made by the staff. Doesn’t it look delicious?! Now it’s our turn to try it!
First add the seasoning to the bowl.
This part is shaking the cooked noodles to remove the excess water.
It’s actually a lot harder than it looks and you have to be careful the noodles don’t slip out and fall onto the floor! There are specific techniques that you should try to master.
This is also one of the funnest parts of making your own ramen.
Now that the noodles and the soup have been added to the bowl, it is time to add toppings.
There are many different kinds to choose from and you can add whatever your heart desires. Toppings include spinach, chashu pork, bamboo shoots and nori.
This is what makes your ramen personalized.
Here we are adding nori, dried seaweed sheets.
Yay it’s finished!
Now it’s time to eat our yummy creations. The hot bowl of ramen noodles is so delicious and filling. I especially like to eat ramen on cold rainy days because I feel like it warms my soul.
The whole experience takes around one hour to one hour and a half. I think it is a great way to spend a morning or an afternoon in Tokyo.
Even if you are not confident in your cooking skills, you will definitely be able to make a tasty and satisfying bowl of ramen at Ramen Dining Jingu. Don’t miss out on this chance to make your own ramen!
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Most ramen soup is pork based. If you can’t consume pork due to religion restriction, ramen should be avoided while travel in Japan.