Hundreds of Takumi fans created their own ramen recipe

Our Takumi chef’s selected a top 6 out of all your submissions

On February 11th the 6 best recipes join the Ramen Challenge grand final

You can vote for your favorite recipe!

Take a look at the 6 best recipes that our Takumi Chef’s have selected and vote for your favorite recipe. During the Grand Final on February 11th the recipe with the most votes get and extra grand final vote (besides our jury members). Make sure to support your favorite and help the finalist to win the trip to Tokyo! Check out the top 6 (listed in random order!)

Roma from Barcelona

Pesto Tsukemen
“My recipe came to me trying to bring the idea of pesto pasta to ramen, making a tsukemen, a ramen where the broth and noodles are served separately.”

Tim from Düsseldorf

Harissa Duck Ramen
“I love Ramen, I love the North African Cuisine and spices, I love Duck and I’m interested in Fusion kitchen and with the combination, also with the Shiitake hope to create a nice umami soup with a decent level of spiciness.”

Kasper from Rotterdam

Me-so Shrimp Ramen
“We wanted to create a rich shrimp-miso broth that is a perfect fusion of a French style bisque with healthy bowl of Japanese Ramen. It comes with a side of shrimp gyoza, because who would say no to gyoza.”

Gianluca from The Hague

Black garlic & miso pork belly Ramen
“I’m a passionate of Japan culture and of course I dream to go one day to Japan and visit this beautiful country and of course try a Great Ramen in Japan.”

Jake from Barcelona

Seafood Ramen
“For my recipe I wanted to make a dish, where I could showcase the great seafood we have here in Spain, so for my ramen I’d say: The Spanish seas in each bite.”

Rob from Amsterdam

The Dutch Kraken
“The recipe for me stands for closure of a difficult period and gaining trust and pride in myself again. Char siu style octopus, fresh flamed mackerel and bbq king prawn in Dutch schrimp broth flavoured with smocked mackerel.”

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Who will get your vote?

Thank you for your vote. For the last 72 hours of voting the interim score wil not be published to raise the excitement leading up to the grand final.

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The game rules of the Ramen Challenge


How to enter?

The base should be ramen noodles. Upload your own ramen recipe and ramen photo. This can only be uploaded at this page (www.takumi15years.com) via the form above. This ramen challenge closes at 11:59 pm on Sunday 20th of November 2022.

How to become a finalist?

The ramen entries will be rated based on: Photo, Presentation, Flavour combination & Workability of the recipe based on Takumi kitchen. The 3 best ramen recipe are invited to the final challenge in The Netherlands.

The final

In the final we challenge you to make your ramen recipe in front of our Takumi Ramen masters Mr Okada, Mr Saeki and Mr Ogata. During the final you will be assigned one of our Takumi chefs who will help and support you in your race for the win!

The price

The winner of Takumi Ramen challenge wins: 2 flight tickets to Tokyo for 5 days, optional 2 domestic flight tickets to Sapporo for a Sapporo Ramen tour* & hotel rooms for the whole trip. *You are free to decide if you want to go on a Ramen Tour or if you want to stay in Tokyo.

Right of excluding

You can participate as many times as you like as long as you submit unique recipes. Incomplete, inappropriate and double submissions of the same recipe by the same person will be excluded from the contest.
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frequently asked questions

Can I submit more than one recipe in the Ramen challenge?

Yes, every full-fledged and unique recipe will be judged by the Takumi Chefs.

Are there any limitations while creating the recipe?

No. As long as your recipe is edible and fits the Takumi flavors we encourage you to get creative as possible!

Is there another way to win a trip to Japan?

Yes! You can also win a trip to Japan in the Takumi Lottery. Here you can read how to join the Takumi Lottery.

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