In this Eater original video, go inside the New Jersey processing facility of Sun Noodle, the ramen company that's helping fuel the current American ramen craze. General manager Kenshiro Uki, whose father Hidehito Uki founded the company back in 1981, describes Sun's "chef-driven" approach to noodle-making.
Sun's noodles, specially calibrated for each of its clients' specifications, can be found at NYC's Ivan Ramen and Momofuku Noodle Bar, Los Angeles's Tsujita, and Portland's own Boxer Ramen, in what Uki hopes will eventually blossom into regional ramen styles. "What I think that I bring to [Sun's] legacy is I'm born in America, so what I can do is... convey that craft ramen to Americans," Uki says. "Supporting the local farmers and using local ingredients to make craft ramen localized is what I want to attain." Go, watch:
Video: Sun Noodle: How a Noodle-Maker Is Changing Ramen in America
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