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Few foods inspire as much passion and partisanship as the dish of noodles in broth known as "ramen." Hot or cold, plain or miso, from fancy fusion creations to humble roadside takeout, ramen is truly a beloved food, one that can give rise to fierce loyalty or fiercer criticism (not to mention the occasional fistfight). In this volume of Oishinbo, Yamaoka and company inquire into the "soul of ramen," from the flour used in the noodles to the chickens used in the broth. And where there's ramen, there's gyôza: little dumplings made with a variety of fillings and served as a side dish. Will Yamaoka be able to create an "ultimate" gyôza before Kaibara creates a "supreme" one?

Story by Tetsu Kariya, Art by Akira Hanasaki
Release May 19, 2009
Trim Size 5 3/4 × 8 1/4 (w/gatefold flaps)
Imprint VIZ Signature
Length 272 pages
Series Oishinbo
Age Rating Teen