Ramen is a crucial element of Japanese culture. It has been elevated to fine cuisine in Japan with a bowl of noodles, sliced meat, and vegetables – all served in a steaming hot broth as a national favorite. Ramen styles also vary based on how the dish is prepared and the region it originates from. Ramen has a deep-rooted cultural significance, which adds to its delicious taste as a fulfilling meal. There is always a story behind a ramen bar, complicated or simple. Ramen iishin is not an exception. Our vision is quite simple, one heart one ramen. The way Ramen iishin distinguishes itself from its peers lies in the attitude. As the name suggests, Ramen iishin is devoted to bring new experiences to food lovers wholeheartedly. Every bowl of ramen is condensed with Ramen Master’s effort, hoping to bring happiness to every guest through delicious food. With this vision in mind, we have taken painstaking efforts to illustrate the authentic Japanese cuisine by trial and error in a series of practice on noodle length, color, waviness, texture, taste, thickness, shape and cooking time. Every step is of key importance to how the ramen tastes and even a minor mistake makes a big difference. Ramen is quickly becoming one of America’s favorite comfort foods, and probably even one of yours.
Not only does iishin makes the most authentic ramen, we also pay much attention to the ingredients. The pork belly we use is by no means the ordinary one. It is in fact Berkshire pork. First made known three hundred years ago in the United Kingdom as a personal meat supply for the royal family, it was later brought into Japan and cultivated into the so-called Kurobuta, black pig in Japanese. It has since then become a symbol for extreme delicacy in Japan with its juiciness, flavors and tenderness. Compared with ordinary pork, Kurobuta has more finer texture. Besides, the unique and surprising water holding capacity that it has is another account for its popularity. In the process of cooking, there is only a small amount of water loss, and the water retained makes the meat exceptionally juicy. Ramen iishin continues to strive to bring the most authentic Japanese food to America—to make ramen with one heart.