• The History of Tonkotsu Ramen in Kyushu

    There is a special place in my heart, and my mouth, for ramen. I love it! Now as we are preparing to launch our own new healthy version, ABO Ramen, I’d like to share a bit of the inspiration for its creation as well as bring light to the style of ramen that I grew up eating in Kyushu.

    There are many regional varieties of ramen throughout Japan. The table below shows a basic breakdown of the ramen styles from the north of the country to the south. This list is not exhaustive as I may have missed some, and experimentation is going on all the time.

    Ramen by Region

  • UMAMI Infographics - The U-Matrix

    Umami is more difficult to distinguish from the other four flavours. We created this infographic to try and offer some insight on the science of umami, its recent popularity in western culture, and most importantly, how to create umami-rich meals.