Noodle is one of the great influences of the Chinese to Japanese culinary setting. Ramen, the rich, steaming, and iconic noodle soup that has once been the proof of Japan’s culinary knack, is now a global food craze. The dish originally came from China, and derived from Chinese words la (to pull) and mein (noodle) and soon evolved into ramen. It was said to be brought by a Chinese scholar named Shu Shunsui, who left his country to serve as an advisor to a feudal lord Tokugawa Mitsukuni. However, there is still no record that Shu Shunsui actually cooked ramen for Mitsukuni. The very origin of the noodle dish is still waiting to be discovered.
Mutsuhito, or Emperor Meiji, marked the end of Tokugawa Shogunate and restored the imperial power from military dictatorship of the shoguns. The Meiji Era was considered as the period of Westernization and the start of industrialization of Japan. They had sought to be as capable as the Western countries, and they succeeded.
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