We are the sons of Chinese immigrants to the US. Despite being born and raised here, we both grew up with a heavy influence of Asian cuisine as part of the family culture. Ramen has its roots in China- the term in Chinese comes from the words “noodle and pull”.
It was not until the early 1900’s that it was introduced into the Japanese culture. From Japan, it’s entre into the US was mainly based upon the introduction of the “instant ramen noodle” that has been a necessity in college dorm rooms to this very day. We definitely have had our share of the instant noodle, but those days have past! After trying ours, we hope you will feel the same way.
Ramen brings forth ideas of comfort, simplicity, and warmth. Its popularity in Japan has gone beyond a dining choice, and more of a national pastime. There are more than 25,000 ramen shops in Japan. Most recently global trends suggest the emergence of Ramen as a staple of Asian restaurant menu items.
In the end, Uchiwa’s menu features our ramen recipes for a very simple reason: WE LOVE IT.