September in Japan is the beginning of the ‘autumn of appetite’ (shokuyoku no aki 食欲の秋). In celebration of the season, we present the “JAPAN Forward Reader’s Ramen Championship” bracket. Four ramen 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.
Thank you for your votes in the first two rounds. This week we are in the next phase of the Ramen Bracket: Flavorful Four – Cross category matchups.
Cast your votes every Wednesday from now until the final round and collectively decide the Ramen Champion!
Voting has finished
Kotteri vs Spicy
Sapporo Miso vs Nagaoka Ginger
Assari vs Kawari
Hakodate Shio vs Miso Curry Milk