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In Search of Local Ramen ご当地ラーメン探訪

( 6 Episodes Available)

Take a journey to experience local ramen dishes across Japan. Through this journey, learn about the noodles that started it all, famous shops, the background behind the ramen culture, and more. Narrated by actor Jiro Satoh.
The plain soy sauce soup of Yonezawa Ramen from Yamagata Prefecture is well known. The first shop we visit is Soba-no-Mise Hirama, with characteristic homemade, hand-curled noodles and plain, mellow, clear soy sauce soup made with pork and chicken bones, dried anchovies, and garlic.

Ep 6 - Yonezawa Ramen

In Search of Local Ramen ご当地ラーメン探訪
Release Date: 2016-01-10
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Ramen in Wakayama is normally called "Chuka Soba" ("Chinese Noodles"). There are 2 types of characteristic flavors: a mild and cloudy pork bone soy sauce soup and a clear soy sauce soup, similar to the style in Tokyo. The standard includes a boiled egg and a piece of pressed mackerel sushi placed on top. We will try the original Ide Shoten's murky ramen and the original Honke Arochi Marutaka Chuka Soba's clear ramen.

Ep 5 - Wakayama Ramen

In Search of Local Ramen ご当地ラーメン探訪
Release Date: 2015-12-13
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Japanese food is quite plain compared to Western food, and so you'd expect Kyoto Ramen to be plain, as Kyoto is the center of Japanese culture. Most Kyoto ramen, however, features a thick, rich soup. We will try an old standard ramen, as well as a different and unique variety.

Ep 4 - Kyoto Ramen

In Search of Local Ramen ご当地ラーメン探訪
Release Date: 2015-11-08
Lang: Japanese (English script/subtitle available upon request)
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Despite the abundance of signs reading, "Takayama Ramen," on the streets of Takayama, the main tourist area in Gifu Prefecture, the locals call it "Chuka Soba" ("Chinese noodles") instead. We'll taste the "chuka soba" of 2 shops: Mametengu, founded in 1949, and Miyagawa Ibuki, a new shop.

Ep 3 - Takayama Ramen

In Search of Local Ramen ご当地ラーメン探訪
Release Date: 2015-10-11
Lang: Japanese (English script/subtitle available upon request)
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
We travel to Shirakawa, Fukushima, the gateway into the Michinoku region. We will visit Tora Shokudo, the main shop for Shirakawa ramen and the popular and second-oldest shop, Kikuchu.

Ep 2 - Shirakawa Ramen

In Search of Local Ramen ご当地ラーメン探訪
Release Date: 2015-09-13
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
Kurume is known as the birthplace of pork bone ramen in Kyushu. We will visit Nankin Senryo, the shop where this ramen was created, and Mohawk Ramen Ajiichiya, famous for the shop staff's Mohawk hairstyles.

Ep 1 - Kurume Ramen

In Search of Local Ramen ご当地ラーメン探訪
Release Date: 2015-08-09
Lang: Japanese
Genre: Asian
Duration: 30 min
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