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🏮🏮🏮•FLASHBACK ...to about a year ago...•🏮•AnimeNYC 2017's •Inaugural• NYC Ramen Summit•🏮🏮🏮 . Conjuring up FOND memories of last year's •🍲🍲🍲• NYC Ramen Summit•🍲 🍲🍲 which featured my dream lineup of mega-RAMEN-stars.... . 👨🍳 Chef IVAN ORKIN [Ivan Ramen, Slurp Shop] . 👨🍳 Chef SHIGETOSHI NAKAMURA [Nakamura] . 👨💼 KENSHIRO UKI [Sun Noodle, Ramen Lab] . These three, formidable Ramen Titans each offered up their storied backgrounds and expressed their individual but shared, common desire to educate their customers on the different, regional varieties of ramen -- there are many other types of ramen beyond the popular tonkotsu-style...like Miso!! Shoyu!! Shio...!! Curry...! . 💡Perhaps the most poignant takeaway for me was something Chef Nakamura said when he decided to open his shop here in NYC - "Of course I want to present what is 'my ramen', what is Nakamura Ramen. It's very hard to find a chicken-based, classical Ramen in the United States so I tried to make it here to show what Japan's ramen-style is...that's pretty important [to preserve, honor and share] ramen history. But still, ramen history is developing RIGHT NOW not only in Japan, but even here in the United States." . ⛩•TRADITION is important, but the history of ramen as a cuisine/dish is still being written. Chef Nakamura hopes that ramen becomes "more" and continues to evolve in the United States, "ramen is basically local culture, mixed," - it's inevitable and even desirable for local flavors and ingredients to find themselves incorporated into a chef's expression of their ramen!! . 🔥🔥🔥Hang onto your chopsticks 🥢people....if you enjoyed LAST YEAR's panel......JUST WAIT for what I've got planned THIS YEAR at ...⛩•AnimeNYC's 2018•⛩•NYC RAMEN SUMMIT -- 2.0•⛩ !!! . You're in for a slurp-tastically delicious and inspiring experience!! 😉😎😘😉😎😘 . 🔥🔥🔥More details coming soon.....STAY TUNED.....🍲🍲🍲 .