Brekky: ramen with tomato & salami?!
|Ramen with tomato, salami and onsen tamago|
Though the first ramen shop is said to be opened in 1910, ramen became widely popular in Japan after the World War II. Nowadays, it starts to become a beloved dish throughout the world.
Ramen is more ....
A lot of people associate ramen with Japanese cuisine, in that it uses traditional Japanese ingredients such as dashi (stock made from japanese sardines or bonito and/or kelp), miso (fermented bean paste) and shoyu (soy sauce).
|The herbs I bought on the Wollongong |
market, grown on our balcony
|I used a variety of Ozzie tomatoes, for |
Since I am here, living in Australia, I thought it was a good idea to introduce you to this unusual style of Japanese ramen, clearly influenced by Western cuisine. Isn't Australia
the country where you can find so many Asian ingredients, as well as those beloved Western products, e.g. cheese, olives and salami? And don't forget there is nothing wrong with going local if you cook yourself ramen: the Japanese embrace local produce, just like the Ozzies do!