Buckwheat noodles are eaten by dipping them into a soy sauce/bonito flakes soup or by adding them to a soy sauce-based soup which also contains tempura, meat or vegetables. In winter, buckwheat noodles are served hot; in summer, they are served cold.
Big bowl consists of any combination of meat, fish, vegetables or eggs on top of rice. Therefore, this dish can be eaten quickly. There are many kinds– Beef Bowl, Parent and Child Rice Bowl, Pork Cutlets Bowl, Tempura Bowl, etc.
Ramen are very popular noodles used in instant noodle packages and in ramen noodle (Chinese noodle) dishes. The soup base taste can be soy sauce, miso or salt. The toppings often used are char siu, menma, chopped green onion, dried laver (nori), boiled egg or others.