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Sokuseki (Instant) Toyama Black Ramen
Don’t be Afraid of the Blackened Soup?
Date:24, Feb, 2012
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Instant Toyama Black Ramen
120 g
Hello, everyone. Have you ever had ramen (Chinese noodles) in Japan? I suppose that you eat it with brown soup in most cases. It means that usual ramen dishes are with brown soup in Japan. Why? I don’t know why. Usual things are usually there without questions, aren’t they? Do you always spend your life wondering why we need water? Doubting assumption is important in science and philosophy, sure. But I am talking about ramen, not them.

Taking it back to the main streak of the topic, we can find ramen with black soup in Toyama, Hokuriku district. It is not easy for the most part of us to go to Toyama, however. Actually, I am in Osaka and the Osaka Airport doesn’t have any nonstop flights to Toyama. It is not so popular in Japan; therefore, we almost have to face the inconvenience of visiting country areas. Sorry Toyama people, but this is a fact.

The most part are difficult to get there, to have the black ramen really in Toyama. No one’s fault. We can artificially experience the black ramen with the Instant Toyama Black Ramen produced by Sugakiya. It is a kind of instant noodles that you can easily eat with a little of hot water and a few minutes. You can have smooth non-fried noodles and thick soup with a little of sweetness based on soy sauce and black pepper. Your tongue might be absorbed in the harmony.

By the way, it is said that the locals hardly have the black ramen in Toyama because it tastes too salty. So those who often eat it are considered to be male manual laborers. They need salt much more than white-collar workers. On the other hand, the Instant Toyama Black Ramen are made for the general including you and me. Some might be afraid of the blackness, but I want you to try once. Sugakiya is the first company that made ramen soup powdered. About ramen soup, they must have an independent opinion of their own. The black ramen can surprise some, I guess.



Manufacturing Company
 SUGAKIYA FOODS CO., LTD.
 Web site:Sugakiya Foods (in Japanese)






 

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