The number of ramen shops in Japan are at a historic high with about 35,000 shops throughout the country serving up the beloved salty soup and noodles. But given its vast proliferation, both within Japan and abroad, no bowl is alike. You’ve got shio (salt) ramen in northern Japan’s Hokkaido, tonkotsu (pork) ramen in southern Japan’s Kyushu, and any number of variation in-between.
Thankfully, there’s now a beautiful poster of the 25 most common to help you keep track, and maybe even help you conquer any you haven’t tried.
“The Ramen Poster: Wall Art For Ramen Lovers” is the brainchild of illustrator and self-proclaimed “noodle freak” Fanny Chu. “I crave for noodle almost everyday,” she says, describing her love for ramen. So she decided to create this lovely poster of the 25 most popular.
She’s funding her project through kickstarter, where posters — they come in 2 different backgrounds — start at $23 each.