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We All Scream For… Chilled Ramen Noodles

We All Scream For… Chilled Ramen Noodles

 

We All Scream For... Chilled Ramen

We All Scream For… Chilled Ramen Noodles at Furious Spoon

 

Move over, ice cream. You’re not the only summertime refresher worth screaming about anymore. In a move of sheer comfort food dexterity, ramen has made the leap from wintertime staple to perpetual fixture, thanks to the onset of chilled ramen. The dish synonymous with cold-weather nourishment is now just as wholesome on hot summer days thanks to cool new menu additions at Furious Spoon and Ramen-san.

 

When Furious Spoon opened this past winter, there were lines down the block. In subzero temperatures, no less. So clearly people yearn for spicy, heady bowls of hot ramen. Wicker Park’s hottest (no pun intended) noodle nook…………CONTINUE:  

Ramen (/ˈrɑːmən/) (ラーメンrāmen?, IPA: [ɽäꜜːmeɴ]) is a Japanese noodle soup dish. It consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat- or (occasionally) fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork (チャーシューchāshū?), dried seaweed (海苔nori?), kamaboko, and green onions. Nearly every region in Japan has its own variation of ramen, from the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen of Kyushu to the miso ramen of Hokkaido.[5][6]

History[edit]

The origin of ramen is unclear. Some sources say it is of Chinese origin.[7][8][9] Other sources say it was invented in Japan in the early 20th century.[10][11][12]

The name ramen is the Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese lamian (拉麺).[13] Until the 1950s, ramen was called shina soba (支那そば, literally “Chinese soba”) but today chūka soba (中華そば, also meaning “Chinese soba”) or just Ramen (ラーメン) are more common, as the word “支那” (shina, meaning “China”) has acquired a pejorative connotation.[4]

By 1900, restaurants serving Chinese cuisine from Canton and Shanghai offered a simple ramen dish of noodles (cut rather than hand pulled), a few toppings, and a broth flavored with salt and pork bones. Many Chinese living in Japan also pulled portable food stalls, selling ramen and gyōza dumplings to workers. By the mid 1900s, these stalls used a type of a musical horn called a charumera (チャルメラ, from the Portuguese charamela) to advertise their presence, a practice some vendors still retain via a loudspeaker and a looped recording. By the early Shōwa period, ramen had become a popular dish when eating out.

According to ramen expert Hiroshi Osaki, the first specialized ramen shop opened in Yokohama in 1910.[9]

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