personA What is this vending machine?
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personB You buy tickets to order food at this restaurant.
You can choose toppings, sides and serving size here. This system is used for many Ramen restaurants nowadays.

personA Give the tickets to the staff.
I'll have Tsukemen (dipping Ramen).
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personB I'll have Tonkotsu (pork bone broth) Ramen.
Oh, so I can choose the firmness of my noodles? OK, I'll go for al dente!
personA Noodles and soup are served separately for Tsukemen.
You dip noodles in soup with every bite.
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personB Hmm, it tastes great when you slurp up noodles!
personA It's good to drink up the dipping sauce with some soup added at the end.
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personB Excuse me. Kaedama (extra noodles), please?

Pictures in cooperation with  Tsukemenya Yasubee

Ramen

There are thousands of Ramen restaurants in Tokyo.
You can enjoy various types of soup flavors such as Shoyu (soy sauce), Miso (fermented bean paste), Shio (salt) and Tonkotsu (pork). There is also a dish called Tsukemen which noodles and soup are served separately.

Order the Food

How to Eat Ramen

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