The Americanization of Ramen: An Immigration Story

Visitors at Yokohama’s Cup Noodle Museum

Japanese ramen in America can be seen in many different forms. You can find the iconic noodles in pre-packaged styrofoam cups, trendy chain shops, and even in burgers. However, if you go to Japan, chances are that the ramen will taste different. Even though ramen was brought to the US by Japanese immigrants, the original flavor has been lost. In order to answer why, we have to look at the past’s…