Furious Spoon originated from Chef Shin’s dreams. In them, he peers back in time to 1960 Muroran, Japan, in Hokkaido, a port town where his grandfather owned a modest ramen shop. In these dreams, he worked in the store with his grandfather where they had daily conversations about noodles. He could smell the aromas and taste the flavors in striking detail. Today, Chef Shin, with the help of restaurateur Anshul Mangal, has realized these dreams and recreated his grandfather’s ramen shop in Chicago.
Ramen was introduced in Japan in the early 1900s. In 1958, instant ramen was invented. Instant ramen became very popular globally because it is very cheap and easy to prepare. Fresh, authentic ramen, on the other hand, has enjoyed popularity in Japan and large US cities such as New York and Los Angeles. These shops have become a staple of the American diet in the last decade. In the last two to three years, ramen shops have become very popular in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.