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Ramen Noodles Makeover

Instant ramen noodles has always been associated with starving artists, students and young people just staring out on their own because it’s a cheap easy dish but Yutaka, a Japanese food specialty brand, hopes to change that perception.


Ramen is basically a dish of noodles in hot soup broth. Ramen originally came from China to Japan during the end of Edo period in the 1880’s- but there are those that dispute that claim. Noodle shops were popular in both countries in the early 1900s, and the noodles were actually called “Chinese soba” noodles in Japan up until the 1950s.


Instant noodles were invented by Nissin Foods in Japan in 1958 and in 1971, they introduced Cup Noodles, as precooked dried noodles in a foam cup with the flavoring loose in the cup.


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New York’s Momofuku Noodle Bar has been credited by food experts with making authentic handmade ramen popular in the states in 2004.


Yutaka allows you to create restaurant-style ramen recipes at home just like you would make pasta. These traditional Japanese-style  noodles have all natural ingredients (Wheat flour, Buckwheat flour, Water, Salt) no additives or preservatives unlike the instant kind.

They are available various flavors and styles Miso Ramen Noodles with Miso Soup or Tonkotsu Ramen Noodles with Creamy Soya Sauce, and the 9 oz pack is the perfect serving size for two people. The easy to make noodles cook in 5 minutes and you can serve it in a soup stock with toppings such as freshly chopped spring onions, grilled chicken, prawn tempura, fried tofu or any other your toppings that you like and you have a complete meal. Yutaka noodles can be served hot or cold, it’s vegetarian friendly and it’s an ideal and healthy alternative to pasta.

Yutaka products are not widely available in the United States but so visit their site to see which online stores will ship internationally.