A few years ago, when you thought about Japanese food the first thing you would think about was sushi, right? But lately people have also been going crazy about ramen, and for good reason. How can people not love it? In essence, ramen is a simple soul food that is affordable, and typically something you eat to warm up, not just your body, but also your heart.
Despite the ingredients being very simple, chefs around the world have given this amazing dish their own take, giving us near infinite versions of the same dish. So, if you love ramen you MUST follow these accounts, you’ll be delighted by the pictures and descriptions and will find yourself craving it… I always do!
5 AM Ramen
The creator of this blog, Frank, is an expert in his field with 350+ ramen bowls a year. His explorations take place mainly in Tokyo, but he also explores bowls from other places in Japan and around the world. He is my personal go-to guru when I want to explore a new place. We also partner with Frank for an ULTIMATE Ramen tasting tour that you have to try when you travel to Japan.
Ramen Guide Japan
These folks review ramen shops all around Tokyo, providing all the info you need to check them out. They also include amazing pictures that will definitely make you hungry.
Brian is the person behind all of these delicious-looking pictures, his mission has been finding the best of the best ramen as well as the best of other nice Japanese foods.
With all these amazing suggestions and pictures, you may end up with a bad craving. No worries, we’ve got you covered until you can come to Japan and satisfy all of them. The next sites share recipes and all the insights on how to cook the best ramen from home, so you can also put your hands to work and make your own.
Way of Ramen
This is the must follow for anyone who is looking into cooking ramen at home or is aspiring to open your own ramen shop. Great interviews with ramen chefs and amazing recipes.
Sho is a recipe developer and Ramen/Japanese food expert who works at Serious Eats, based in New York, and his detailed recipes will make the starting process more than easy.
Also known as Ramen Lord, he is an amateur ramen geek who shares his home made creations with recipes included. Although, amateur may not sound correct, given his vast amount of knowledge.
You cannot miss his e-book “The Book of Ramen”: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qLPoLxek3WLQJDtU6i3300_0nNioqeYXi7vESrtNvjQ/mobilebasic
Ramen Days App
If you want to have up to date insights into the ramen world, we recommend this website (that also has a free app) that shares a daily feed with thousands of users. Unfortunately at the moment, both are only in Japanese, but it is easy to understand. If you want to try using it, make sure to make an account and save the places you would like to visit in the future.
Videos of the app:
Other nice accounts to keep an eye on and feed your craving:
- Ramen no Yakata https://www.instagram.com/ramenoyakata/ (JP/ENG/FR)
- RamenFeed: https://www.instagram.com/ramenfeed/ (ENG)
- Tamako: https://www.instagram.com/taaamako0920/ (JP)
- Tokyo Ramen Girl: https://www.instagram.com/tokyoramengirl/ (JP)
- Ramen the channel: https://www.instagram.com/ramen_the_channel/ (JP)
So there you go, I hope you’ll enjoy these social media accounts as much as I do. Now I’ll run to my closest ramen shop because I’m literally drooling. Hope to see you in Tokyo soon and share a delicious bowl of ramen!