The Ramen Chart (US Limited Edition)
BEST 25 ramen spots in the United States! Here's a graphic art for your wall to showcase your next ramen hunting adventure in the US!
Ramen in Japan is the best, no one can argue about that. But the secret is: there are actually many awesome ramen shops and hidden gems within the United States too!! For this project, I would like to share "the top 25 ramen shops throughout the United States" in a form of a graphic art poster!
Two years ago, I created "The Ramen Chart" right after my 100th bowl of ramen in Japan! After tasting so many bowls in different prefectures and cities in Japan, I listed out 25 top ramen bowls in Japan.
When returning to the United States, my craving for ramen grows even stronger! After tasting so many types of ramen with unique ingredients and fine quality in Japan, it is only natural for me to search for delicious ramen in the U.S. too. Thus, I began my new adventure hunting for delicious ramen in different parts of the U.S.: Hawaii, Northern and Southern California, New York, etc...
After trying over 50+ ramen shops and Japanese restaurants throughout the U.S. one by one, this is how I came up with the top 25 spots for quality ramen within the United States!
There are 25 ramen bowls on "The Ramen Chart," each represents the specialty/signature bowl from each ramen shop.
All ramen illustrations are based on the real ramen that you will eat at the restaurant.
Below each illustration, you will find more detailed information for the ramen: soup base, the name of the ramen on menu, restaurant name, and the location of restaurant.
LOCATION OF RESTAURANTS
Throughout the U.S., there are some cities where you will find larger group of Japanese communities and usually you can also find beautiful structures decorations nearby. San Francisco's Japantown and Los Angeles's Little Tokyo are two most well-known Japanese communities for Japanese food, events, and festivals.
On the east coast, New York City is the home for many Japanese immigrants as well. After all, New York City is one of Tokyo’s sister cities. Let's not forget Honolulu in Hawaii has the richest Japanese influences from the earliest Japanese settlements starting in the 19th century.
In 1910, Japan gave the United States the first batch of 3,000 cherry trees as gift. Since then, cherry tree symbolizes the close relationship between Japan and the United States. The background for this poster design is inspired by the very same cherry tree. It is displayed in its fullest bloom with bright pink flowers.
It was taken during pre-dawn at Monumental Core, Washington, District of Columbia. (Capital of the United States of America)
- Print in USA
- 80 lb. recycled poster paper with glossy finish
- Width:16 inch (40.64cm)
- Height: 20 inch (50.8cm)
- 2018 Limited Edition with Hanko (Artist Seal) stamp on front or back of poster (See details below at section "Hanko")
- Delivered by mail, (poster will be rolled and ship in a 24-inch secured kraft mailing tube)
- High resolution PDF file
- Printing up to original size: 16 inch (40.64cm) x 20 inch (50.8cm)
- Unlimited print for personal use or gift only (Hanging on a restaurant/cafe/office's wall is okay)
- Resell is prohibited
- Delivered by email
I seal my personal "Hanko" (Artist stamp) on every single design I've ever created. It is a traditional practice for artists to stamp genuine artwork, acting just like a signature.
If you are pledging for a physical copy reward, you will be asked by the end of this campaign if you prefer my Hanko to be stamped on front of back of the poster.
My name is Fanny Chu. I am a ramen freak who is passionate about Japanese noodle and food. Other than blogging about my favorite food, I've created many graphic designs and poster arts based on Japanese food. Below is a list of my previous successful Kickstarter campaigns since 2015:
- The Ramen Poster, 2015
- The Japanese Snack Poster, 2015
- The Ramen Poster 2.0, 2016
- The Ramen Stickers, 2016
- The Ramen Chart (Japan Edition), 2016
- The Sushi Poster, 2016
- The Tamago (Egg) Poster, 2017
- Japan Delicacy Poster, 2017
Risks and challenges
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