You know how sometimes you just want to eat something quick and easy? For example, even though that expertly grilled medium rare sirloin steak is some of the most delicious, tender and tasty beef available, sometimes a cheeseburger from McDonald’s is just what the doctor ordered (well, probably not my doctor, but you know what I mean)!
Instant ramen are like the cheap and cheerful cheeseburger of the noodle world. Quick and easy to prepare, suitably satisfying for our taste buds and never too expensive. Real ramen from an authetic Japanese ramen bar are also suitably delicious, but that is where the similarities end! Read on and find out why everyone at Japan Centre can’t get enough of the amazing taste of lovingly prepared, high quality ramen noodles!

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Did you know that March is officially recognised as being the month to enjoy noodles?

There are so many different types of noodles available, but no noodles are more quintessentially Japanese than the humble soba noodle. Made from buckwheat, soba noodles have a great taste, are much more healthy than normal wheat noodles and are perfect for a variety of different Japanese dishes.

There are also a variety of different types of soba noodles and we have two available at Japan Centre which are definitely a step up from the rest and ideal to make noodle month more interesting!

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HIYASHI CHUKA RAMEN

Noodles in soup are great in winter as they are a perfect food to warm you up when you are cold. But what if you fancy noodles in the summer when you need something light and cool? Well, this is where Hiyashi Chuka Ramen comes in! This dish is made from chilled ramen noodles with a colourful decoration of shredded toppings such as egg, ham, cucumber and ginger, all served in a tasty Japanese soy or sesame sauce.

This dish is really simple to make and because there are so many different toppings you can use, it can be a very flexible dish which is suitable for everyone! Read on for Japan Centre‘s Hiyashi Chuka Chilled Ramen recipe.

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SHIRATAKI

Shirataki noodles, or miracle noodles as you may have seen them called have become a recent food sensation as they contain almost no calories or carbohydrates, making them an ideal substitution for normal noodles or rice in Japanese dishes. If you are on a low calorie diet or just want a healthy dish, these Japanese konnyaku noodles are a perfect option.

So, anything which is this good for us must have a bad side too right? Well sort of… because shirataki contains so little of anything, it doesn’t really taste of very much. However, these noodles soak up the flavours of anything they are cooked in so today we are going to look at some ways to make these noodles taste delicious.