The logical and spiritual concept of Ramen Soup in Japanese Cuisine
October 3, 2010 3 Comments
It is a Chinese style white noodles served in a meat or fish-based broth, often flavored with soya sauce and uses toppings such as sliced pork or any kind of meat,cashew, green onions, and occasionally corn too.
The taste of Ramen mainly depends on the soup, and it requires skills to make delicious soup. Ramen chefs usually train for a long time to make good Ramen soup. Each Ramen shop has its own way to make soup, and there are so many different ways.It is strong myth related to this soup that cooks’ intention and his/her mood during cooking strongly effects the quality and its after affects on consumers of soup .
It is strongly belief that if Ramen cook will be depressed and sad , he would transfer his gloomy mood to his/her customer who comes to drink it on regular basis.On the other hand if he makes this meal in content and gay attitude, people would feel happy and relaxed by drinking it after fatigue jobs.
It is also said that trainee is not declared as quality cook who would use head while cooking it instead of his/her spiritual power.One should prepare it with pure sentiments of sincerity, devotion and positive sharing attitude.Neatness and punctuality during serving this dish in cooking/serving area is also considered as mandatory part of its presentation
Drinking this soup is considered as an assurance of longevity and healthy life in Japanese culture.
So such fine dish and its presentation in specific way is actually giving strong message to people who nothing could be achieved to get standard of good or excellent as long as person will fully focus his/her positive concentration to his assigned task or routine jobs.The spirtual concept behind making this dish is extracted by the most basic religious commandment.These principles are
1)Do not get angry
4)be honest and hardworking
5)be kind to others.
So all above mentioned passions if one of any becomes dominant on cook’s mind can highly effect the quality of cooking food .That is one of reason that same recipes, same cooking time, same quality of ingredients always give different tastes for different people.
So whoever has any sense and talent of cooking , knows well that cooking can be done by all but only few can have the true expertise of fine cooking.This skill is somehow linked with real intention of a person and his/her passions for people whom he/she is planning to serve.
So under such observation it is advised if you have a cook in your kitchen cabinet keep him/her happy and if your wife is cooking for you and your family don’t give her undue pressures on trivial matter otherwise be ready to get under or over cook food on your table.