Sanma-men, the best ramen type that everyone in Japan forgets about

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

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Yokohama’s original hometown noodles often get lost in the ramen shuffle, but not today!

Geographically speaking, Japan isn’t such a big country. Even so, different regions have their own cultural traditions, linguistic quirks, and, perhaps most importantly, their own delicious types of ramen.

Some of the best-known are Sapporo’s miso ramen and Fukuoka’s tonkotsu (pork stock) ramen. But one type that’s frequently overlooked is sanma-men, a representative regional ramen of Kanagawa Prefecture, Tokyo’s neighbor to the south.

Seeking to fill this gap in his ramen resume, our Japanese-language reporter Masanuki Sunakoma hopped on the train for Yokohama, Kanagawa’s

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