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Dear chef-talk gentlemen

 

  I am a home cook and i tried making ramen before and a matter came up on my mind so i have a question regarding something in japanese ramen.

 

  Now i know ramen consists of 4 common parts which are the soup, tare or style, noodles, and toppings my question is regarding the soup. I always see broth or stock used as the soup i never seen stews, braises, meat jus, gravy or others used in ramen.

how come and would it be possible to use them as soup or is there a certain rule or reason that these can be used?

 

  Therefore i am requesting your input on this matter and  please help me on this getting this inquiry solved.

 

Many thanks,

Henoddo

post #2 of 2
Lookup tsukamen ramen. Is that really ramen?

What youre really asking is if you make a completely different dish like beef stew and throw ramen noodles in, is it ramen? Thats too philosophical for me. I will say words have meanings and if I order ramen on a menu I have certain expectations and would be disappointed if they are not met.
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