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Mountain Plums is a site developed for people who want to experience International culture through cuisine. As a resident of Japan, many of the recipes in the site are Japanese or use Japanese ingredients.  I believe that creating a perfect dish involves blending elements so that all ingredients act in harmony to create a unique flavor, a unique beauty, and a unique aroma that brings people joy and contentment.

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Tantanmen - spicy ramen in soup in a large bowl. Two egg halves with runny yolks, ground pork, and Menma chutes are mixed in and sesame seeds are sprinkled on top.,


Tantanmen (担々麺), is a hot and spicy ramen, similar to Dan Dan Noodles but served in soup.  Ramen noodle soups are found in a variety…

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