ABOUT

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RAKKAN Ramen’s story begins in 2011 as a small, four-seater ramen bar in Tokyo. In 2017, our passion to spread authentic Japanese ramen to the world opened our first overseas location in Los Angeles, CA. RAKKAN is the focused ramen shop serves authentic Japanese ramen. Our broth amp up the flavor with a dashi bomb.

What is Dashi?

Dashi is a traditional Japanese soup stock that is full of Umami, which brings out the best in each ingredient.

We believe that Umami is crucial essense for Japanece Ramen.

Amp up the flavor with a dashi bomb, we slowly simmer the carefully chosen vegetables such as kombu to extract its rich flavors and lock in Umami. We don’t use meat nor seafood in our broth, making our stock 100% plant-based. However, customers still get the rich, thick flavor in the soup that bowls like Tonkotsu broth exerts.

Slurp it down!

The combination of our tasty Japanese broth and silky slim noodles will allow you to discover another level of pleasure in your palate.

Healthy and Tasty

Our ramen is made with 100% plant-based broth.

UMAMI

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What is Umami?

There are five basic elements of taste.

Since its discovery by Kikunae Ikeda in 1908, scientists have debated on whether Umami is the sixth element to the sense of taste. In 1985, Umami was accepted as a term that defines the flavors of glutamates and nucleotides by the first Umami International Symposium in Hawaii. Umami is activated by the tasting the amino acid of L-glutamate and 5′-ribonucleotides such as guanosines and inosinates.

Five Basic Tastes

Umami has now been added to the five basic tastes

(sweet, sour, bitter, and salty).

Changing the world's cuisine through RAKKAN Ramen

In Japan’s culinary world, Umami is one of the most important elements in terms of senses. Umami is the feeling that arises when eating foods like fermented seasonings, which are essentials to Japanese dishes. This ingredient can be found in many kinds of condiments and seasonings in Japan, from soy sauce to miso, sake to mirin (sweet rice wine). The koji grows best in Japan’s warm, humid climate and are taken care of by expert Japanese farmers. Making koji involves rice, wheat, and soybeans. After steaming these ingredients together, they are fermented until a fungal filament starts to form and continue to sprout through reproduction. Aspergillus oryzae generate enzymes that help to enrich the amino acids and vitamins in koji during fermentation. Fermented seasoning is not only used for its Umami burst but also can be easy to digest and beneficial to its consumer’s health.

Compared to other countries like the US, obesity rates in Japan are pretty low. Researchers believe that the root is Japan’s long-term consumption of fermented seasoning. Japanese fermented ingredients contain amino acids such as glutamine and histidine, which may reduce the likelihood of obesity. Other seasonings like miso also have various health benefits. Miso has numerous amino acids, lactic acids, and vitamins that result from the fermentation process. These components better regulation of intestine functioning, reduce blood pressure, brightens the skin, and reduces the risk of life-threatening diseases and obesity.

RAKKAN’s Umami Broth

Kombu (Kelp) Dashi

Ingredient: Glutamate

Onion

Ingredient: Quercetin

Donko

Ingredient: Inosinate

Ginger

Ingredient: Gingerol

Carrot

Ingredient: Carotene

Garlic

Ingredient: Allicin

RAKKAN “UMAMI” RAMEN

Vegan Ramen Substitute:
pork to UMAMI shiitake mushrooms,
bamboo shoots to corn,
egg to tofu.

Crispy chicken can be substituted for grilled pork with any ramen dish

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AMBER

Soy Sauce + UMAMI Sauce: Essence of dried bonito and dried sardines

Vegetable broth, grilled pork, onion, parsley, bamboo shoots and seasoned egg

served with RAKKAN noodles

The most popular dish at RAKKAN.
Rich and tasty with a traditional Japanese soy sauce flavor.

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PEARL

Salt Sauce + UMAMI Sauce: Essence of dried bonito and dried sardines

Vegetable broth, grilled pork, onion, parsley, bamboo shoots and seasoned egg

served with RAKKAN noodles

A very popular ramen in Japan.

The flavor of the original blended salt is outstanding and healty!

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GARNET

Miso Sauce

Vegetable broth, sesame paste, grilled pork, green onion, bamboo shoots and seasoned egg

served with RAKKAN noodles

A very famous dish in Hokkaido, Japan.

Our miso is original blended, deep and flavorful.

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SPICY GARNET

Miso Sauce

Vegetable broth, sesame paste, grilled pork, black pepper, green onion, bamboo shoots, seasoned egg and garlic served with RAKKAN noodles

Creamy, hot, spicy flavor!

Great for spice lovers!

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QUARTZ

Vegan Creamy Sauce

Vegetable broth, grilled pork, green onion, bamboo shoots and seasoned egg

served with RAKKAN noodles

Creamy enriched

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GARNET VEGAN

Miso Sauce

Vegetable broth, sesame paste, UMAMI shiitake mushrooms, green onion, corn and tofu

served with RAKKAN noodles

A very famous dish in Hokkaido, Japan.

Our miso is original blended, deep and flavorful.

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SPICY GARNET VEGAN

Miso Sauce

Vegetable broth, sesame paste, UMAMI shiitake mushrooms, black pepper, green onion, corn, tofu and garlic served with RAKKAN noodles

Creamy, hot, spicy flavor!

Great for spice lovers!

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QUARTZ VEGAN

Vegan Creamy Sauce

Vegetable broth, UMAMI shiitake mushrooms, green onion, corn and tofu

served with RAKKAN noodles

Creamy enriched

NOODLES

RAKKAN Noodles

RAKKAN original noodles made from high-quality wheat and whole grain

Gluten-free Noodles

Gluten-free noodles made from rice and potatoes

Vegetable Noodles

Vegetable noodles made from kale

RAKKAN Ramen for a healthy life

RAKKAN does not use any fatty, high-calorie, meat-based broths like tonkotsu. Rather, our soups are created from high-quality vegetables like mushrooms and seaweed as well as RAKKAN’s very own fermented seasoning, enhancing the soup’s flavor bomb. According to researchers, our ramen holds 40% less calories compared to those in typical tonkotsu ramen. We will continue to serve our customers the healthiest, tastiest ramen experience.