The original ramen is a noodle soup that comes from Japan. The noodles are specially made from white flour and the broth is usually made from chicken or pork. When the basics are ready, other ingredients are added such as meat (mostly pork), mushrooms, onions, eggs, bamboo and nori (which is dried sea algae). The combination possibilities are endless that resulted in all different regions having their own ramen in Japan. The idea of this dish spread through Asia, so it easy to find it in China, Taiwan or Korea, but it has also been introduced to the other parts of the world.
I myself always wanted to try ramen. I am a huge fan of all kinds of soups and Asian food of course. Unfortunately I couldn’t try it in my hometown, although it has many great Asian restaurants. On my last trip to the Hungarian capital, I decided to fulfill my dream. I attended a restaurant and only asked for a bowl of ramen. I chose the vegetarian version first to feel completely safe. A couple of minutes later my long waiting has ended. I recieved a huge (I mean like half a liter), colourful, messy but still beautiful bowl of food. And then I fell in love with a soup. I’m not ashamed to admit it. Shitake mushroom, zucchini, carrots and different types of onions gave a tasteful and not to mention healthy lunch for me.
And this is how my story with ramen ends. I hope only for now, because I’m ready to try all the other types!