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The Ramen Bracket on JAPAN Forward: Flavorful Four



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

Please vote for our Ramen Champion.



Flavorful Four

Kotteri vs Spicy

Sapporo Miso vs Nagaoka Ginger


 Assari vs Kawari

Hakodate Shio vs Miso Curry Milk

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