Ramen Tour of Japan: Celebrating 60 Years of Instant Goodness
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the invention of instant ramen in 1958 by Momofuku Ando, discover its origins by experiencing the authentic flavors and the time honored tradition of making it from scratch. As ramen has been a staple of Japanese cuisine since World War II, generations have come to savor its rich flavors, delectable toppings, and soul warming comfort in a single bowl. And for many, a single bowl of ramen can be considered a delicacy amid the fast pace city life, or be enjoyed on the quiet slopes of an alpine retreat and everywhere in between as all are eager to relish the burst of umami in every bite. Alongside the growing popularity of ramen shops opening and becoming a permanent fixture in many communities, the instant version has also become an essential item in many homes throughout the world. This 11-day tour of Japan will uncover the roots, the specialties of the four classic broths, and the social norms of enjoying ramen while you visit some of the most iconic locations in all of Japan.
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