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Ramen Obsession: The Ultimate Bible for Mastering Japanese Ramen (Paperback)

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Learn the art of making ramen from the comfort of your kitchen

Nothing quite compares to the simple pleasure of slurping up a piping hot bowl of delicious ramen. This cookbook provides you with the traditions, tools, and tips you need to start making flavorful and filling ramen right at home.

What sets this ramen cookbook apart:
  • The history of the bowl—Discover the origins of ramen, regional variations, modern-day interpretations, and more.
  • Learn the 6 steps—Build an unparalleled bowl by learning how to make each critical component: broth, tare (seasoning sauce), aromatic oils and fats, noodles, toppings, and a perfectly combined bowl.
  • 130 recipes to savor—You'll learn to create a variety of ramen recipes that range from easy to challenging, such as Spicy Miso Tonkotsu Ramen with Ginger Pork, and Shoyu Ramen with Littleneck Clams, Scallions, and Butter.

Master creating savory bowls of ramen from scratch with this comprehensive Japanese cookbook.

About the Author

NAOMI IMATOME-YUN is a bestselling author and editor-in-chief based in Los Angeles. She was a food editor for over a decade, built one of the most popular Asian food websites, and is the author of the Seoul Food Korean Cookbook.

Robin Donovan is a cookbook author, recipe developer, and food blogger who loves her cast iron skillets. From her home base in Berkeley, California, Robin blogs about easy international recipes for people who love food at

Praise For…

"Ramen is one of the most delicious and comforting dishes in the world, but how to make the perfect bowl is often a mystery—Ramen Obsession nails it down. Being well-recognized editors, authors, and recipe developers Naomi Imatome-Yun and Robin Donovan demystify the process of making this highly personal and highly regional dish both lovingly and analytically at the same time. Whether you're looking for traditional preparations or something more innovative, Naomi and Robin will teach you how to create the perfect bowl of ramen."—Akiko Katayama, Host & producer of JAPAN EATS!

"Ramen Obsession is for anyone who appreciates the simple beauty and comforting power of a glorious bowl of ramen. Naomi Imatome-Yun and Robin Donovan break down the process of preparing a rich broth worthy of its noodle counterpart with all the delicious toppings. Ramen enthusiasts will be delighted by the regional recipes that any home cook can master with ease while learning about its history and origins. Every ramen lover who has ever swooned with excitement over a bowl of ramen should get this cookbook as a gift to themselves (and others!) and experience the joy of making this beloved dish at home."—Alice Currah, host of PBS' Kitchen Explorers

"Every recipe tells a story and none more so than everyone’s favorite noodle dish, ramen. Ramen Obsession not only gives you the tools to make fabulous ramen at home, this comprehensive cookbook also dishes on ramen’s history and its impact on Japanese culture and society. From Hokkaido to Tokyo, every region has its own distinct style. You can learn the variations and how to make them, too! Just follow the detailed step-by-steps and you’ll be on your way to making ramen noodles with your favorite broth and toppings at home.—Pat Tanumihardja, author of The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook and Farm to Table Asian Secrets
Product Details
ISBN: 9781641525848
ISBN-10: 1641525843
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: October 29th, 2019
Pages: 232
Language: English