Ramen are thin, Chinese-style noodles made from organic soft wheat. They have a slightly chewy, pleasing texture and are suitable for hearty dishes. Introduced from China in the late-19th century, ramen noodles have been modified and are now fully adopted as Japanese favourites. They are particularly popular among young people. Ramen are often added to a hot chicken or pork broth with various toppings, such as sliced pork, seaweed, kamaboko, scallions and even corn.