8 things you didn't know about ramen

If you often find yourself in umami heaven while having a bowl of ramen, that's because the dish is absolutely built to make you feel that way.

The broth is made with glutamate-loaded ingredients which are responsible for that intense savoury taste, such as kelp, soy sauce and Bonito flakes.

The noodles are another source of amazement. Have you ever wondered why they don't turn mushy easily like others?

Find out what the secret is, along other interesting facts you didn't know about ramen, in the gallery below.

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