Chinese noodle arrived in Japan over 100 years ago and slowly evolved into today's Ramen. Many Ramen scholars believe the first form of modern Ramen started in Hokkaido (Northern Japan) around 1950. In 1958, Nissin Foods developed instant ramen (commonly known as Ichiban or Top Ramen). While the Nissin Foods instant ramen satisfied many hungry college students around the world, "Real Ramen" in Japan continued to evolve.
During the 1980s, many Japanese Ramen restaurants were experimenting with their original variety of Ramen to out compete others. In many cases, customers can find several different Ramen restaurants operating side by side. This phenomena still continues today in many parts of Japan.
After eating at over 100 different Ramen restaurants in Japan, we came to one conclusion: There is no such thing as the "best Ramen noodle". One person's best Ramen is not necessary another person's best Ramen. Even for the same individual; hunger level, ambient temperature, time of day and many other factors can contribute to determine the "Best Ramen of the Day". Customers' preference can also vary from region to region and season to season.
In order to satisfy different customer's needs, House of Ramen provides several different types of soup, noodle types, and toppings. We work very closely with top Japanese Ramen soup and noodle suppliers to provide the highest quality Ramen noodle dishes at a very reasonable price. At House of Ramen, our customers are in charge of creating their own "Best Ramen of the Day".
We are also introducing freedom to the Ramen eating experience. In most Japanese restaurants, Ramen noodles are served and consumed at the restaurant. From the beginning, House of Ramen offers a customer take-out option. We are currently working on custom made environmentally friendly take-out Ramen bowls (available in late October 2011) to enhance this service.