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The Ramen Bracket on JAPAN Forward: Awesome Eight



September in Japan is the beginning of the ‘autumn of appetite’ (shokuyoku no aki 食欲の秋), we present the “JAPAN Forward Reader’s Ramen Championship” bracket.


There are four ramen options from four categories: Kotteri, Spicy, Asari, and Kawari.


The top 16 ramen options have been narrowed down (with many difficult exclusions) and now it’s up to you, JAPAN Forward readers, to declare the best.


Thank you for your votes, this week we are in the next phase of the Ramen Bracket: Awesome Eight - the category finals!



Cast your votes every Wednesday from now until the final round and collectively decide the Ramen Champion!

Voting has finished

Please proceed to the next round: Flavorful Four


Awesome Eight

Kotteri Final

Hakata Tonkotsu vs Sapporo Miso

Spicy Final

Nagaoka Ginger vs Mabo Dofu

Assari Final

Asakusa Shoyu vs Hakodate Shio

Kawari Final

Miso Curry Milk vs Tokyo Midori