This pandemic has prevented many from traveling abroad. While some miss visiting historic places, many of you must miss trying local delicacies from different countries.
Japan is famous for a range of delicious traditional food but in this feature, we talk about the much-loved instant noodles from different parts of Japan. You might find these in your local Japanese food store.
Akashi Nori Ramen from Hyogo Prefecture
Hyogo Prefecture is famous for its seaweed which is produced in the Akashi Strait. The seaweed is savory and has a deep umami flavor.
This Akashi seaweed instant noodle has a good balance of saltiness that comes from seaweed and soy sauce.
Hakata Ramen from Fukuoka Prefecture
If you’ve been to Fukuoka Prefecture, you are bound to know about Hakata Ramen. Famous for its thick pork bone broth, as well as its strong aroma, this ramen is not everyone’s cup of tea, as its quite greasy.
There are several types of Hakata Ramen instant noodles sold in Japan, but our favorite is this one. The pork bone broth is reminiscent of that found at ramen carts on the street.
Hinai Chicken Ramen and Iburigakko Ramen from Akita Prefecture
Hinai Chicken Ramen
Hinai Chicken is Akita Prefecture’s brand of chicken, which has meat that is chewy and lean. This ramen noodle is famous for its thick soup.
The aroma of the Hinai Chicken instant noodles below is almost on par with the ramen noodles sold in Akita Prefecture, and you will definitely love eating these light noodles.
Akita Prefecture is famous for its local pickled vegetable called Iburigakko (いぶりがっこ). Iburigakko is smoked pickled daikon and is usually served as pickles on the side. These instant noodles are seasoned with soy sauce and Iburigakko, which gives it a savory taste and a sweet aroma.
Setouchi Shio Lemon Ramen
The climate of the Setouchi region is perfect for growing lemons, and nearly all of Japan’s lemons are produced here. This area is also famous for its delicious lemon flavored snacks.
The instant noodles below are made from chicken stock, and 100% Setouchi lemon juice, which is refreshing and perfect for summer.
Ramen from Hokkaido
The last in this list are ramen from Hokkaido, the northernmost region of Japan. Locals eat these regularly in the cold winter months.
Kegani, or hairy crab, is a specialty of Hokkaido, and if you like ramen and crab, don’t forget to try the miso-flavoured Kegani Ramen noodles, which are made using the flavoring of Hokkaido kegani crab.
Sapporo Sumire Miso Ramen
Opened in 1964, Sumire is the originator of the miso ramen trend in Hokkaido. The noodles used in this instant noodle are special noodles made with Sumire’s special recipe. You will definitely be more interested in visiting Hokkaido after trying this ramen.
If you miss Japan, don’t forget to look for one of these instant noodles in online stores in your country.
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