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

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

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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