Ramen ... Born in Japan, and taking the world by storm. To say that ramen is the Japanese dish getting the most attention is not an overstatement. But while we were overseas getting the scoop on the ramen scene, we had a shocking revelation. The thing is...is that for the locals, ramen seems to be regarded as a soup dish! But how? How on earth could ramen be... a soup dish? The reason lies in the way that ramen is eaten in these countries... a way that's decisively different from how it's eaten in Japan.That's right. Most foreigners don't slurp their ramen!And that's precisely why it's thought of as a kind of soup!