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A pile of thin and curly noodles surrounded by delicious and nutritious broth? Yes, please! Ramen noodles are one of the most famous dishes to come out of Japanese culture, and now they are embraced in all corners of the world. National Ramen Day succeeds in getting everyone’s taste buds excited for this robust and versatile food! 

History of National Ramen Day

Ramen has a background that can be traced back to China in the 1800s. The dish seems to have originated when soupy broth was combined with noodles and some flavorings. This warming dish seems to have traveled with immigrants into Japan in the late 19th or early 20th century where it popped up in busy ports and then gained popularity throughout the entire country.

Of course, it didn’t originally come in those little packages with the powdered soup flavors. This is a modern version that has become popular mostly based on the convenience factor. But there are still certain restaurants that serve fresh dishes of ramen noodles that are nutritious and also delicious. These establishments typically serve house-made noodles with slow cooked broth and locally sourced ingredients that are tantalizing to the tongue.

National Ramen Day seems to have gotten its start in 2017 with the purpose of creating an excuse to eat ramen – not that one is really needed. So grab a friend or family member and get ready to enjoy this delicious day!

How to Celebrate National Ramen Day

All sorts of tummies, and also hearts, will be deeply happy when National Ramen Day is observed and enjoyed with the whole family. Have a delicious time with this day by celebrating in some of these ways:

Enjoy Eating Some Ramen

Obviously, it isn’t necessary to wait until National Ramen Day to cave into that deep craving for this bowl of noodly goodness. But, this special day does offer a delightful opportunity to show some appreciation for and raise awareness about this delicious, comforting food that so many people all around the world are in love with!

Get Creative with Ramen

Forget a boring bowl of ramen with standard flavors and no color. National Ramen Day is the time to get a bit creative and push the flavor limits of this dish to upgrade it to something amazing!

Check out some of these ideas for enjoying ramen to the fullest:

  • Pesto Ramen. Keep the same noodles but slather it with pesto made from olive oil, pine nuts and baby spinach. Then top with parmesan cheese and roasted red peppers.
  • Breakfast Ramen. In a hurry for breakfast? No problem! This ramen is supported by cheesy eggs, bacon, and a topping of sliced green onions.
  • Ramen Burgers. Ever thought that those ramen packets could be made into a crunchy fried hamburger bun? This is the time to try it!
  • Zoodle Ramen. Go traditional with the toppings, but exchange the noodles for a gluten-free healthy alternative by using zucchini noodles.

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