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ramen vs saimin

indelibledotink Mar 9, 2012 09:52 PM

what's the difference?

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  1. flylice2x Mar 10, 2012 02:07 AM

    To me Saimin is a little more saltier and broth more clearer. Ramen a slightly darker broth. Never heard of ramen until I met my wife of japanese decent in california.
    I remember 25 cent for a large bowl of saimin. A nickel more you get won ton min.

    1. KaimukiMan Mar 10, 2012 02:47 AM

      Saimin is a local invention using chinese noodles in japanese broth. It usually has fishcake, char siu, egg, and green onion as garnish.

      Ramen is a Japanese noodle dish. Miso broth, or Shoyu/Salt broth are the two basic variations and there are a range of common garnishes.

      check out this thread from a couple of years ago http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/618136

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