Here’s your second chance to create your own style of ramen. Round 2 of the New York Street Ramen Contest continues at the Japan Block Fair on Sunday, July 29 on Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets in Astoria, Queens. At the end of the year, one of the ramen dishes will be selected as the ultimate NY-style ramen. The contest will also provide an opportunity for New Yorkers to enjoy different styles of ramen created by New Yorkers.
The contest is open to everyone, even amateur chefs, so think about what the ultimate NY-style ramen means to you and participate. You could create the California roll of ramen! If you’re interested in being a contestant, send an e-mail to email@example.com. “Like” the New York Street Ramen Contest’s Facebook page for updates and information.
Join four confirmed contestants to battle it out for the win. Higo Batten Ramen will offer a style of ramen from Kumamoto, Kyushu; Nobu-chan Moco Ramen will represent Ehime in Shikoku Prefecture; Hakkouan Ramen will prepare a special Shio Kouji (shio = salt, kouji = culture used in making sake, shochu, and miso); and Asahikawa Ramen will introduce visitors to ramen from Hokkaido.
The New York Street Ramen Contest Round 2 is sponsored by JFC, Kyodo, Nishmoto, Yama-chan Ramen, Myojo Ramen, and Kikkoman, while Amnet is sponsoring the voting area. Japanese beer maker Kirin is supplying KIRIN FREE, the world’s first 0.00% non-alcoholic beverage that has the taste of beer but without any affects of alcohol. Visitors voting on the ramen will be able to enjoy their samples with the refreshing beer-taste beverage of KIRIN FREE.
Maambe Consulting Inc. formed the NY Ramen Committee to take ramen to a whole new level by hosting the NY Street Ramen Contest 2012. Based on the concept of the California roll, which does not exist on a genuine Japanese sushi menu but has become the standard sushi roll in America, the NY Street Ramen Contest aims to find a style of ramen that is distinctly “New York.”
At the season’s first Japan Block Fair, the first round of the NY Street Ramen Contest was wildly popular, and hundreds of customers waited in long lines to sample brand new recipes from the contestants. It was deemed that all participants – Nobu Chan Ramen, the team of Terakawa Ramen and Naruto Ramen, Batten Ramen, Totto Ramen, Ramen Misoya, Ramen Ebisu, and a team of amateur ramen makers from Suzuki Farms in Delaware – advanced to the final round, which will be held at a to-be-determined date and location. The contest was featured on Fujisankei Television in Japan.
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- Japan Block Fair Queens: Sunday, July 29 – Broadway between 43rd and 44th Streets in Astoria
- Japan Block Fair Upper West Side: Sunday, October 14 – Broadway between 93rd and 94th Streets
- 2012 Championship Round: Date and time TBA[/callout]
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