posted on Sunday, November 16, 2014

Searching for a perfect bowl of Ramen


Ramen is a popular Japanese noodle soup dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a broth. Every region in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the pork based tonkotsu ramen of Kyushu to the miso ramen of Hokkaido. Japanese cuisine is for sure one of the best in the world and food quality, from the little stall in the market to the exclusive top rated restaurants, rarely  disappoints.
The secret as it is often the case in this country, is focusing on one thing and making it perfect. What applies to the arts and the amazing skills of craftsmen who dedicate their entire lives to learning only  one thing, is often true in preparing food as well. Western type restaurants with extensive menus can be found and are also good but a typical japanese restaurant rather focuses on one or just a few similar dishes that are perfected and improved generation by generation and can turn even a simple bowl of Ramen into a sublime dish. This is my latest discovery, Tokyo豚骨Base in Shinagawa Station!
Who would have ever thought Station's food could taste so good.