Spicy Ramen Noodles for summer
Although preferences and conditions differ from a place to place and from an individual to individual, people’s appetites generally tend to decrease during hot seasons.
Whether this phenomenon is related to basic physiology and specific aspects of human metabolism, or a matter of cultural norms and social conventions people are accustomed to, the undeniable and harsh reality for noodle food businesses is that they suffer a certain decline in sales volumes during hotter seasons.
This especially applies to Ramen cuisine where the most archetypal dish is a bowl of steaming hot soup with noodles and toppings in it. This steaming bowl could be a hard sell when it is also steaming hot outside.
However, as everyone knows the concept of “hot” is not limited to the temperature: the degree of hotness can be understood in terms of spiciness or lack of it too.
And there may lie a possible answer to the seasonal problems of Ramen businesses looking for solutions to their sales’ decline: although popularity of hot foods may diminish during hot seasons, this may not necessarily be so in case of spicy-hot foods.
On the contrary, as paradoxical as it may perhaps sound, the hotter it gets the more some people tend to crave something spicy.
Aside from the fact that spiciness tends to increase appetite in general, one of the explanations to this is the increased perspiration caused by components responsible for spicy sensation in the food, which in its turn helps to feel less hot.
The topic of spicy options in Ramen cuisine, and their culinary application to Ramen shops’ menu selection in summer will be explored during a free online class scheduled for July 8, 2022.
In particular we will discuss
- which Ramen dish patterns are more suitable for spicy dishes
- which particular varieties of spices can be used for spicy Ramen dishes served during the summer season
- what should be paid attention to when choosing soups, sauces, toppings and other ingredients to make spicy Ramen dishes
The class is Free, and its live broadcast is accessible by the link that will be sent to your email address after you sign up.
a link to the class’s livestream will be sent to your email address 30 minutes before the start
(NOTE: we are looking forward for, and would definitely welcome your watching the live broadcast, but should that be difficult, you would still be able to watch a recording of the class using the same link)
|Time (Japanese time)||Contents|
|4:35 ~ 4:50||A lecture on spicy Ramen dishes suitable for the summer season|
|4:50 ~ 5:20||Practical demonstration of making fresh craft Ramen noodles for spicy Ramen dishes|
|5:20 ~ 5:30||A practical cooking session featuring preparation of spicy Ramen dishes suited for the summer season|
|5:30 ~ 5:35||Q&A|
*July 8, 4:30 P.M. Japanese time will be:
July 8, 00:30 A.M. in Los Angeles;
July 8, 2:30 A.M. in Dallas;
July 8, 3:30 A.M. in New York;
July 8, 10:30 A.M. in Helsinki;
9:30 A.M. in Berlin;
8:30 A.M. in Lisbon
*Schedule and timetable may be subject to change
*The workshop will be conducted in English
How to register for the class
You will receive an email with instructions for how to log in to the class’s livestream.
Please feel free to tell us about what kind of noodles you would want to see featured or any particular topic covered during the class.