Ramen is a classic Japanese food. If you ask a random person, foreign or Japanese, male or female, what their favorite food is, you are highly likely to get “ramen” as your answer. Ramen is a noodle soup of wheat noodles served in a meat-based broth. Standard flavors include:
While you can always find these flavors, you will also find an innumerable amount of regional and local varieties that make their love of ramen a lifelong pursuit for the truly enamored. Your best chance locally to find and try some of these varieties without traversing the country is the Nagoya Ramen Matsuri, where 12 different ramen booths will be offering their best variations from around the country. Come try them all!
While I seriously doubt anyone could actually consume that much ramen, the opportunity to try is yours for the taking. Admission to the event is free, but tickets to eat your choice of ramen from a vendor cost!