Anyway Ramen is the name of the wheat-flour noodle that is typically served hot in a yummy soup... where the soup is very much specialised in each part of Japan. Sapporo for example is famous for Miso Ramen - no prizes for guessing the main flavouring ingredient. Alongside the miso, you'll tend to find bean-sprouts, corn, egg, garlic and of course pork amongst other things. Yumm-o!
Sapporo has a famous alley known as
This photo is from another one of the Ramen-ya near T-chan's house.