Ramen noodles have been on the rise for the last few years. Now, they’re absolutely skyrocketing.
Declared as one of the top 11 trends at the 2016 NRA Show, ramen is sparking excitement with its seemingly limitless range of possibilities. Because ramen provides an incredibly customizable noodle-inbroth base, chefs from coast to coast are using it to craft adventurous, comforting, creative an healthful dishes.
Tex-Mex ramen, lobster ramen, breakfast ramen, vegetarian ramen, beer bacon ramen — look at nearly any locale and you’ll find new and unique uses of the Japanese noodle. Some restaurants have even used it on top of burgers or as a side with salmon. And with the rise of more unexpected uses of ramen, consumers are more open to the traditional forms too, such as tonkotsu, miso, and shio. So, whether you’re looking to go classic or creative, ramen is the hottest noodle right now.
• “Ramen from Japan, pho from Vietnam and dan dan mein from China — Noodle dishes are the soul food of Asia. They’re comforting, filling, healthful, and best of all, they’re cheap. Lucky for us, Asian noodle joints are popping up everywhere, taking the humble noodle mainstream.”
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