I am a noodle freak. I crave for noodle almost everyday. I like to try different kinds of noodle, but nothing can beat ramen! That’s the reason why I designed The Ramen Poster, the first ramen poster that introduced 25 different regional ramen recipes in Japan. After making the first ramen poster, my passion for ramen did not end there. I continued to try out more kinds that I have never heard of. I was exposed to many types of ramen that I finally got to try for the first time such as Tori-Paitan (ramen with a rich chicken broth that was made similar to Tonkotsu style) and Ramen Burger (Grilled ramen buns sandwiching roast pork, scallions, and other ramen toppings). Through tasting them myself and doing more research at my free time, I realized 25 ramen recipes are not enough for representing all those delicious authentic ramen recipes! I will need to make a new ramen poster with more recipes!
As a result, The Ramen Poster 2.0 will introduce 42 ramen recipes that will blow your mind with more variety of must-try ramen in Japan! While different parts of Japan have their own proud recipes, I wanted to show them on this poster too. Below each ramen illustration, there is a list of broth/sauce, and toppings that are used for each regional recipes or a particular ramen dish. Other than local Japanese ramen, I also want to introduce ramen recipes that have misleading name such as Yakisoba and Abura-soba, both having “soba in their names.” Like most people, I thought they are probably soba noodles (buckwheat). However, they are not made with soba noodles at all; instead, wheat noodles or ramen noodles are typically used for those recipes.
The Ramen poster is available at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fanny/the-ramen-poster-20/?ref=kicktraq
By Fanny Chu