Let's Make Ramen! by Hugh Amano

Let's Make Ramen!

A comic book cookbook with accessible ramen recipes for the home cook, including simple weeknight bowls, weekend project stocks, homemade noodles, and an array of delicious accompaniments, with insights and tips from notable ramen luminaries.Playful and instructive, this hybrid cookbook/graphic novel introduces the history of ramen and provides more than 40 recipes for everything you need to make the perfect bowl at home including tares, broths, ...

Details Let's Make Ramen!

TitleLet's Make Ramen!
Release DateJul 16th, 2019
PublisherTen Speed Press
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Nonfiction, Food, Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, Cooking

Reviews Let's Make Ramen!

  • Tina Haigler
    Man...making ramen from scratch is intense! It's definitely not for the faint of heart.This graphic novel for making ramen is awesome! It breaks everything down into very simple to understand (if not simple to make) formulas, that even a novice cook can follow. Don't get me wrong, this is difficult stuff - just making the broth, let alone the noodles, seems like a monumental task - but to have it broken down into steps I can understand is amazing...
  • Gabrielle
    When the weather gets a little cold, I do love a nice, big comforting bowl of soup. And when I don’t have a ton of time or energy left at the end of the day, I often end up making some ramen: there’s always a sad veggie or two left in the crisper that needs to be used up, and a dollop of butter and curry paste brightens up any soup stock. Easy peasy!When I saw this book, I figured it would make for a great source of inspiration and new ideas ...
  • Catherine
    While this book is entertaining, I'm (a) just not THAT into ramen and (b) unable to eat most of the combinations as I don't eat meat. (This book is super meat-centric.) This is a serious. ramen. cookbook. (in comic book clothes). As in, make your own noodles, broth, etc. That said, it was interesting to read about the (surprisingly recent) history of ramen, ramen culture (it's totally a thing), and the many variations. The illustrations are co...
  • Brittany
    This was actually an incredibly fun graphic novel/cookbook. This is so awesomely done. I thoroughly enjoyed reading a story about delicious food and learning the history and the depth of ways to make each ingredient from scratch and what it means culturally :) Brilliant! I want to buy this one!5 stars for making me put it on my Amazon Christmas wishlist!
  • Nadine Jones
    This review covers only part of the book. Because this is a cookbook, I read only a few pages at a time, so I did not have a chance to finish it before my library copy was due.I love the idea of this book, and I love the look - the art is beyond charming!! - but the actuality of the book left something lacking. This book was just okay.The authors assume little prior knowledge in the reader, which is good, so they include a lot of interesting hist...
  • vonblubba
    I wasn't really convinced about the idea of a comic book cookbook. And yet, it works. Recipes and techniques are easy to understand and accurate. It's essential, but it contains every info you need to start cooking ramen at home.My only complain is about units of measurement. I'll never understand how someone can find comfortable cooking with the imperial system. Or those annoying "cups". Every cookbook that aims to appeal to a worldwide audience...
  • Nicole
    Really neat idea for a cookbook! I picked it up out of curiosity, but it really works. Having the images along with the instructions was very helpful. I also especially enjoyed the history of ramen that was included, as well as the sections from different ramen specialists.(Will I be making my own ramen? Probably not. But I appreciate knowing what goes into the ramen I eat at restaurants.)
  • Laura
    Great guide for anyone interested in ramen. Clear and cute art with beautiful muted but rich colors. Very explicit and well-explained recipes. Not for the faint of heart, but definitely approachable by all!
  • Stewart Tame
    As far as I'm concerned, the world needs more food-related graphic novels. And, according to her bio in the back of the book, Sarah Becan shares this dream. I definitely want to track down more of her work …So this is a cookbook in comics form. It will teach you all you need to know about making ramen, even how to make your own noodles if you wish. Amano and Becan’s enthusiasm for their subject is contagious. And, while I don't think I’m re...
  • Michelle Bozbay
    I am now even more intimidated to attempt to make ramen myself at home, but I do have an even deeper appreciation for this dish after reading about all of its components. The comic book format makes for a fun, enjoyable read.
  • Pamela Huxtable
    Yumminess abounds, but there’s not enough vegetarian or pescatarian options for me to add to my cookbook library. Illustrations are gorgeous and the recipes are clear and presented in a friendly, non threatening, easy to jump in fashion.
  • Nikki
    The illustrations are beautiful on this book. So full of color and inviting. The instructions seem to be well written as well - I just don't think I'm meant to make Ramen at home, at least right now in my life. There are a LOT of steps and some equipment I think we would need to be successful.
  • Ben Truong
    Let's Make Ramen!: A Comic Book Cookbook is a graphic novel cookbook written by Hugh Amano and illustrated by Sarah Becan. It celebrates ramen in a fun and accessible graphic guide.The book is divided into six basic sections: Ramen 101, Stocks & Broths, Noodles, Meats, Accompaniments, and Offshoots & Riffs. Becan's illustrations are both amusing and functional, and Amano's enthusiastic instructions are thoughtful and encouraging. This delectable ...
  • JoAnne
    A fantastic instruction to Ramen! Not the store bought packages - good ramen. Easy to read, great step by step instructions, and the comic book format actually really worked well!
  • Sarah
    So well done. Really great background into the world of ramen and some very instructive recipes and tips. Can't wait to try some of the recipes, especially the ones that are a little nontraditional. Beautiful artwork that really compliments the topic. I love a cookbook I can read cover to cover!
  • Linda
    I don't read comics and don't eat ramen much since the broths are usually too rich for me, but I sure liked this book! It's a fun way to learn about ramen and has a lot of recipes, including for broths that are lighter, like vegetarian and chicken. You can put whatever you like in the soup bowl with the broth, but lots of traditional suggestions. Oishisou, made me want to run out to one of our local ramenyas!
  • Lauren Salisbury
    I'm Never Going to Make RamenI'm never going to make ramen...at least not to the scale and skill level that Amano and Becan describe in such great detail here. Despite that, I was mesmerized by the process. This graphic cookbook is beautifully drawn and organized in a style reminiscent of Lucy Knisley's Relish. Even non-ramen enthusiasts will enjoy flipping through page after page of techniques and toppings as well as tips for enjoying (read: slu...
  • Marisa
    This book is fabulous! Learning about the history of ramen was cool in of itself - I didn’t realize that this included recipes for making every single component of ramen at home. This was a beautifully illustrated love letter to a delicious dish and I can’t wait to try making my own someday! Definitely one to buy for my collection.
  • Matt Fitz
    Great artwork and great intro to world of ramen!A fun read and a simple overview of making ramen for the uninitiated and easily intimidated. Wojtek be ready to open your own ramen-ya but can get close to making your own kitchen ramen friendly
  • Michele Campbell
    I love ramen. This is a graphic cookbook that gives really clear and thorough explanations about Japanese ingredients for a Western audience. It taught me how to build my own bowls of deliciousness and it is GORGEOUS.
  • Emily Biegel
    I'm still not convinced that I am capable of making homemade ramen, but I for sure firmly believe that a comic book is a brilliant way to write a cookbook. Loved it! And can't wait to get to a ramen shop.
  • Siriusly
    I LOVE this book. It literally walks you through the process of making everything ramen: broth, noodles, meats, accoutrements - then how to put everything together. I borrowed this from the library, but will be purchasing this for sure.
  • Maria Griffith
    I’m currently salivating over all the illustrations and recipes. I’ve been a lover of ramen but now have a newfound appreciation for every element that goes into a bowl. Now I want to try and make my own!
  • Stacy Holmstedt
    Cool book.... I'd love to see more graphic novel cookbooks.
  • Kathleen
    This book made me hungry! From broth to toppings, the wide variety of components discussed here can be assembled as suits the eater's palate. It's a lot of work, but the results look worth it for true ramen fans!
  • Ashley (Tiny Navajo Reads)
    While wonderfully illustrated and fun, this is more a cookbook than anything else. And while I like ramen, I don't quite like enough to try making it just now. But, should you or I ever want to make it for ourselves, it is one I would read again.
  • Delphi Library
    Let’s Make Ramen! is a hybrid cookbook and graphic novel written by foodie Hugh Amano and illustrated by Sarah Becan – who also pens the food-based webcomic I Think You’re Sauceome. This comic book cookbook contains over forty ramen recipes that are at the same time easy to understand, funny, and beautifully drawn. The book starts off with Ramen 101, giving the reader a thorough introduction into the world of this Japanese dish by discussin...
  • InformationSuperhero
    Passion. It consumes. It creates. Luckily after it creates, readers can consume it's deliciousness. Ravishing colours, exotic ingredients and luscious instructions celebrate the passions of art and food together in this cookbook. Ravishing colours, exotic ingredients and luscious instructions celebrate the passions of art and food together in this cookbook. Scrumptious broths, handmade noodles, cooked to perfection meats...A beautiful guide for a...