Ramen Obsession: The Ultimate Bible for Mastering Japanese Ramen

Naomi Imatome-Yun (Author) Robin Donovan (Author)


The world of ramen-from the streets of Japan to your kitchen

Seasoned broth, slurpable noodles, and colorful toppings brimming with flavor and texture-a good bowl of Japanese ramen is more than just food, it's an experience. With Ramen Obsession, you'll have all the tools, techniques, recipes, and step-by-step instructions you'll need to make the perfect bowl of ramen at home.

A master class in the art of ramen, this comprehensive book provides a fascinating overview of the global history and culture of the dish, from its early start to modern-day interpretations. Ramen Obsession will also teach you how to make a wide array of ramen broths, salty tare sauces, aromatic oils, authentic noodles, and vibrantly assorted toppings-all from scratch.

This book includes:

  • Local flavors abound-From hearty Sapporo ramen to bold Takayama ramen and beyond, take your taste buds on a tour of Japan's diverse regional varieties.
  • Broth in the bat of an eye-Save time with convenient methods for making chicken, pork, and vegan ramen broths with an electric pressure cooker.
  • Ready for ramen-Use helpful shopping and essential item prep lists to guarantee your pantry's perfectly stocked to make delicious ramen recipes.

Bring the incredible flavors of a bustling Japanese ramen stall straight to your stove top-Ramen Obsession shows you how.

Product Details

$19.99  $18.39
Rockridge Press
Publish Date
October 29, 2019
7.5 X 0.63 X 9.25 inches | 1.28 pounds
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About the Author

NAOMI IMATOME-YUN is a bestselling author and editor-in-chief based in Los Angeles. She was a food editor for over a decade, built one of the most popular Asian food websites, and is the author of the Seoul Food Korean Cookbook.

Robin Donovan is a food writer, recipe developer, and author of numerous cookbooks, including the best-selling Deceptively Easy Desserts and Dessert Cooking for Two. She lives in Berkeley, California, and blogs about easy recipes for people who love food at www.AllWaysDelicious.com.


"Ramen is one of the most delicious and comforting dishes in the world, but how to make the perfect bowl is often a mystery--Ramen Obsession nails it down. Being well-recognized editors, authors, and recipe developers Naomi Imatome-Yun and Robin Donovan demystify the process of making this highly personal and highly regional dish both lovingly and analytically at the same time. Whether you're looking for traditional preparations or something more innovative, Naomi and Robin will teach you how to create the perfect bowl of ramen."--Akiko Katayama, Host & producer of JAPAN EATS!

"Ramen Obsession is for anyone who appreciates the simple beauty and comforting power of a glorious bowl of ramen. Naomi Imatome-Yun and Robin Donovan break down the process of preparing a rich broth worthy of its noodle counterpart with all the delicious toppings. Ramen enthusiasts will be delighted by the regional recipes that any home cook can master with ease while learning about its history and origins. Every ramen lover who has ever swooned with excitement over a bowl of ramen should get this cookbook as a gift to themselves (and others!) and experience the joy of making this beloved dish at home."--Alice Currah, host of PBS' Kitchen Explorers

"Every recipe tells a story and none more so than everyone's favorite noodle dish, ramen. Ramen Obsession not only gives you the tools to make fabulous ramen at home, this comprehensive cookbook also dishes on ramen's history and its impact on Japanese culture and society. From Hokkaido to Tokyo, every region has its own distinct style. You can learn the variations and how to make them, too! Just follow the detailed step-by-steps and you'll be on your way to making ramen noodles with your favorite broth and toppings at home.--Pat Tanumihardja, author of The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook and Farm to Table Asian Secrets