Build a Ramen Bowl and We'll Guess What Your Japanese Name Is!

FOOD & DRINK

By: Talin Vartanian

5 Min Quiz

What type of broth will you be choosing for today?

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What spice level can you tolerate?

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How big (or small) do you want this bowl of ramen to be?

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How about some protein for your epic ramen bowl?

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How would you like your eggs cooked for your ramen?

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Can you pick just one of these veggies to add?

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Which of these Japanese appetizers would you like on the side?

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Have you ever tried ramen tsukemen-style?

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What types of noodles would you like for today?

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How many slices of steamed fish cake would you like on top?

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Which of these ingredients definitely does not belong in a bowl of ramen?

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Which of these yummy beverages would you like on the side?

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What kind of condiment will you use for extra flavor?

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Would you be willing to participate in a spicy ramen challenge for $100?

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How do you normally eat this Japanese bowl of soup?

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How about adding in one of these popular Japanese vegetables?

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Would you like some wasabi on the side?

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What kind of miso paste would you like to add in?

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Would you rather add in some kimchi or grilled duck?

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Which of these citrus fruits will cleanse your palate?

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Would you be willing to try a bowl of black garlic ramen?

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What are you going to do if you can't finish all your ramen?

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Which of these desserts would you like after you're finished eating?

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How much are you looking to spend for today's meal?

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It looks like your server is offering you a free boba drink to-go. What kind would you like?

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If you were still hungry, what other Japanese dish would you order?

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Which of these expensive Japanese ingredients would you love to snack on?

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Can you pick something purple to add to your creation?

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Would you like to trade your creation for some cheap Top Ramen instead?

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Would you like to try a ramen burger for today?

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About This Quiz

What would you like for dinner this evening? Maybe you're thinking about pizza, tacos, hot pockets or spaghetti with meatballs. But we've got something else in mind ... something a little more Japanese. Now, this type of cuisine ranges from miso soup and yakitori to tonkatsu and ramen. And speaking of ramen, we've got an empty bowl here that's just waiting to be filled. So go ahead and choose from different savory broths, proteins, veggies, eggs and noodles, because, in this foodie quiz, you can let your imagination run wild. 

But let's dissect the essence of ramen for a moment. Each component is vital to the final flavor profile, and it first starts with the broth. You've got different options like salt, soy, pork and even vegetarian broth, but these can also be enhanced with extra condiments like miso paste and chili oil for added spice. Eggs are typically added as well, along with bean sprouts, bamboo and green onions. Some restaurants even add butter and corn while others are more minimal with their approach. But which ramen method is right for you? There's no wrong answer here because your foodie preferences are about to be matched to a pretty Japanese name!

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