Basically, chashu ramen is a bowl of ramen that has a lot of chashu on it.
And chashu is a thinly-sliced piece of braised pork.
1. Chashu ramen is also called chashumen
They are the same thing.
It depends on the thickness of the chashu, but usually…
2. Chashu ramen has more than five slices of chashu
The ramen shop that I used to eat on my route to work is called Ramen Oyama.
It was next to Lawson. Chashumen was the most expensive dish there.
When I worked hard and felt very tired at the office,
I ordered a bowl of chashumen as a reward.
Think like this… A regular ramen is Diglett and...
3. Chashu ramen is Dugtrio
You feel like your meal is so much more luxurious just by adding extra slices of chashu to the regular ramen.
I said chashu ramen has 5 slices of chashu,
And one Dugtrio has 3 Digletts,
But you get the idea.
Extra slices of chashu makes you feel satisfied and makes you feel like a rich person.
4. Usually, chashu ramen soup is shoyu base
Broth is made of chicken bone broth, and it has medium thick and wavy ramen noodles.
if the ramen shops don’t serve shoyu ramen,
then chashu ramen is a dish that has a lot of chashu on their primary ramen.
For tonkotsu ramen shops, chashumen is a bowl of tonkotsu ramen that has a lot of chashu.
Shio chashu ramen, miso chashu ramen, tonkotsu chashu ramen etc..
Due to Covid, a lot of good ramen restaurants have closed
It makes me feel very angry.
I used to eat ramen out frequently,
But in this situation,
Ramen shops have started to shorten the hours, limit the number of customers, or even closed their shops.
It has affected the industry so much.
I am afraid good ramen will be gone
But meanwhile, you still can enjoy ramen in the comfort of your own home.
Here are some of my recommendations for ramen lovers.
1. Sapporo Ichiban Shio Flavor
MY THOUGHTS OVERALL ★★★★☆
In truth, Sapporo Ichiban delivers a good quality shio ramen experience.
Actually, it is very difficult to find good shio ramen.
Do you know why?
Because it is very difficult to make it since it is very simple.
There are many good shoyu and miso flavored instant noodles out there.
But I feel specifically, the shio flavor market is monopolized by Sapporo Ichiban.
Think about this for a moment having good shio ramen for your dinner with your favorite ramen toppings.
Now, you want some, don’t you?
2. Nissin Raoh Shoyu Flavor
MY THOUGHTS OVERALL ★★★★★
It is nearly impossible to make restaurant quality noodles at home without the right tools and equipment.
How can you beat that?
Using Raoh’s shoyu flavour will help you achieve this easily. This is top-notch ramen hands down!
One pinnacle of instant noodles is the soy sauce flavor. It is expensive compared to regular ones but let me tell you, it deserves every single penny.
In a nutshell, I loved every bit of it.
...And I am sure you will too.
3. The problem here is that no toppings come with these packets.
Here are some topping options and recipes for you.
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About the Author
Kei is a self-proclaimed ramen lover, blog writer and founder of "Apex S.K. Japanese tableware".
"I am from Ibaraki, Japan.
Ramen is great! It can bring you a sense of happiness and satisfaction that no other food can. I have been eating ramen for 30 years.
If there is no ramen, my life would be miserable.
Ten years ago, I worked as an office worker. The job was really stressful - excessive working hours, low wages, unpaid overtime work, and constantly being yelled at by my boss.
I was new and alone, no girlfriend, no friends, and felt very lonely.
My only oasis was the ramen shop near the office. For me, the ramen chef there was literally an angel. I saw a halo on his head. (No joke)
Tonkotsu shoyu ramen was my all-time favorite. He made ramen with broth chock-full of umami flavor, nice chewy handmade noodles, and tender chashu.
My greatest dream is connect people with ramen through my blog. I want to share a lot of interesting and funny stories and ramen trivia with you.
Knowing more about ramen can help you appreciate your ramen and make it taste extra delicious."
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