Ramen Noodles have special numbers which define the thickness of the noodles. What's mean?
In the Japanese Industry Standard, JIS, the noodle's thickness is determined by the number, like #24, #22, #20, #18, #16, #14 and so on. These numbers define the noodle's thickness. In general, the higher number's noodles are thinner than the lower's. For example, #24 noodles are thinner than #20. #16 noodles are thicker than #22.
You know what? These numbers are calculated as follows.
The noodle number = Width: 30mm / Noodle's Thickness: xx mm
This means how many noodles can be taken from the width 30mm. For example, #22 noodles can be calculated by the following.
30mm / 22 noodles = 1.363mm.
Here at Hero's Ramen x Sushi, we use #24 noodles. As we mentioned before in our blogs, "What is Red Ginger, Beni-Shoga?" and "Tonkotsu Means...", our Tonkotsu ramen is based on "Hakata Tonkotsu Style." Since the Hakata Tonkotsu style uses thin noodles, we use #24.
Usually, the noodle thickness is decided by the soup. For example, the soy-sauce-based ramen uses #22, and the miso ramen uses #20.
We hope you can enjoy both of our flavors while checking the noodle's thickness.