Ramen is a favorite Japanese dish among many people all around the world but we can’t deny the fact that this popular dish appears to be geared towards to men. Due to many different factors that make up a delicious bowl of ramen, many women tend to avoid eating it, particularly for beauty reasons.
In Japan, there aren’t many women that visit a ramen shop alone to binge on a bowl of ramen. However, the Ramen Girls Festival event is coming very soon, where ladies from all over Japan and around the world can get together and forget about the scales for a day to get their best slurp on.
In order to bring girls who love Ramen together, Morimoto Satoko created a Ramen Girl’s Club a few years ago where girls had the opportunity to be a part of a community that could enjoy ramen freely. This club then started the Ramen Girls Festival that still occurs today.
For this year’s Ramen Girls Festival, 12 ramen shops will participate in the event bringing out the best ramen that each has to offer. Some of these include Suzuran, Hulu-lu, and even the popular Ougon no Shio Ramen Due Italian which is now a part of the Michelin Guide.
Aside from the ramen that the girls can enjoy, they will also be welcomed with the hospitality of ikemen (イケ麺) guys. Men can also participate at the event but there is also a women’s only area for those that prefer to dine and enjoy some ‘beauty’ ladies drinks without the presence of men. However, this event can be enjoyed by everyone from families, couples and singles!
The Girls Ramen Festival will take place over the long weekend from March 17th to March 21st at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. So if you love ramen, join in on the slurpy ramen five-day feast!
Date: Mar 17, 2016 to Mar 21, 2016
Time: 11 am – 9 pm (March 21 till 8 pm)
Price: Free entry but 900 yen for ramen tickets
Ramen Girls Fes Website*Japanese Only