Menya Hanabi is a destination in Tokyo, Japan for a unique Soupless Ramen (maze-soba) that, as its name suggests, is served without any broth.
The dish consists of minced meat that is cooked with spicy red peppers, spring onions, nori, powdered dry fish, chopped raw garlic, plus a raw egg yolk topping that can be broken open and spread over the noodles to create a slightly sticky consistency. On top of this simple base dish, there are several variations that can be customized to one's liking.
Although ramen is primarily known in the west for consisting of noodles and a broth base, eateries and food brands are creating unique variations on the classic dish by experimenting with unique soup bases, as well as instant noodle cups that are sold in varieties that offer additional meat, vegetables or gourmet ingredient add-ins.
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