Valerie Wu
Jul 3, 2018

Japanese Ramen: A Cultural Icon?

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Ramen in Japan has a very long history related to cultural diffusion. During World War II the dish was popularized with the cheap availability of flour. It wasn’t until the 1980s, however, that ramen became a “cultural icon.” What perspectives do you think shaped this development? What are some examples of food serving as cultural icons in your own life?

Tuhin Chakraborty
Jul 4, 2018

Could you further explain what you mean when you say that Ramen is a "cultural icon?"

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