Thursday, May 14, 2009

Ramen Soup = Tare + Soup Base

The soup is one of the most amazing part of Ramen.
There are so many different varieties of it, and the complexity and depth of its taste are what makes it interesting (and delicious!)

In fact, ramen soup usually comprises of 2 components.

1) Tare (タレ) - or the sauce
2) Soup base (スープ)

Ramen soup is made with first putting a scoop of sauce into the bowl, and then adding the soup base into it. The tare and soup base gives the soup its basic flavour that it is categorised as (e.g. Shoyu Ramen, Miso Ramen, etc).

Will go deeper into each component in my subsequent posts.

When you are at a ramen shop next time, you can try to observe how its made!

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