Category: Food & Drink

Kyushu Ramen: An Island’s Impact on Ramen

Japan has a history of putting their unique and delicious spin on different foods. After Chinese ramen (wheat noodles) was introduced between the late 1800s to early 1900s, the popular noodle dish was quickly adapted to the Japanese flavor palette and became its own style of noodle with many types, including Kyushu ramen. 

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Momiji Manju: Japan’s Maple Leaf Sweets

These traditional Japanese sweets are a local specialty which were developed on the island itself. With red bean filling, they are in the same family as snacks like taiyaki or dorayaki. However, with a cake-like texture and an adorable leaf design, momiji manju are a must-try if you visit Hiroshima.

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