Ramen, like sushi, is a Japanese food that needs no explanation. Typically enjoyed by locals as an easy dish on the go, the old bowl of soup n’ noodles is making quite a resurgence with trendier food-obsessed tourists. Sure, we all know that Ichiran restaurants are great because you don’t have to look at anyone while you’re making a soup splashing mess. And, yes, popular Afuri is worth lining up in the rain for at least once—but if you’re only about the ramen, you’re missing the many more incredible Japanese soup + noodle combos that the country has to offer. Here are just some of the best.
(Via Japan Cheapo)