Ramen is a noodle dish which originated in China but has since been established as a very popular dining option in Japan. Various flavors, toppings, and side dishes make ramen a versatile and filling dish that is the favorite of many Japanese and foreign people alike. Varieties of ramen primarily include miso, tonkotsu (pork bone), and shoyu (soy sauce) based broth, and popular toppings include various kinds of meat, vegetables such as corn, spring onion, and bean sprouts, seaweed, bamboo shoots, and soft boiled egg.
Japan is a country where everything—from the changing of seasons to ancient traditions—is celebrated so it may come as no surprise that there is a special show in Tokyo celebrating many people’s favorite noodle dish! If you are one of the millions of fans of ramen, check out the Tokyo Ramen Show in October 2017.
The first Tokyo Ramen Show was held in 2009 to celebrate different kinds of noodle dishes from all over Japan. Guests can sample different types of ramen from a choice of 18 different vendors by exchanging tickets at 850 yen each. Ramen is slightly different all over the country, so foodies would love to find out how flavors vary in each region.
The first six days of the Tokyo Ramen Show (26th to 31st October 2017) and the last five days (1st to 5th November 2017) will have different ramen vendors, so keep in mind that the variety of available ramen depends on when you go.
The event is on every day between the 26th of October and the 5th of November 2017 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, meaning you can enjoy ramen for an early lunch, afternoon snack, or evening meal! Serious ramen eaters can even stay the entire day to fill up on different kinds of noodles.
You can get an information booklet (which might only be available in Japanese) about each ramen flavor, the ingredients, and from which part of Japan it originated from. Try to sample as many different types as possible and figure out your favorite flavor! You might even discover something completely new or be introduced to a town you didn’t know existed.
Entrance to Komazawa Olympic Park, where the show will be held, is free, so you only have to pay for each ticket, one ticket being worth one bowl of the ramen of your choice. Grab some tickets and head for the available vendors to choose the flavor you want to try!
If you want to try as many ramen dishes as possible, why not head to the event as a large group, all order different flavors, and swap and taste as you go? One normal-sized bowl of ramen may fill you up normally, but if you plan well, you could taste several different flavors in a very short space of time.
The Tokyo Ramen Show is a must-try for fans of this delicious noodle dish who are going to be in Tokyo this October or November 2017. Head to Komazawa Olympic Park (close to Komazawa-daigaku Station) and sample some delicious ramen from across the country. Lots of excitement and discovery awaits you at the Tokyo Ramen Show!
Tokyo Ramen Show Website *Japanese only