Calling all ramen connoisseurs! Ramen (ラーメン) is a Japanese dish noodle soup dish, made with four basic components: tare (a seasoning base), broth, noodles, and toppings. Although it can be topped with nearly any ingredient, some of the more common components include sliced chashu pork, negi (green onions), boiled eggs and bamboo shoots. Ramen in Japan is so regional that it is said the bowls are like snowflakes—no two are alike. One of the most popular broths is tonkotsu (pork bone broth), originating in Kyushu and synonymous with the city of Fukuoka. Pin by Geri Draws Japan from Nottingham, England.