Ramen has finally begun to tickle the taste buds of hungry Britons in London.

Despite the popularity of ramen around the world in cities such as New York and Paris, Britain has long suffered from a curious paucity of good ramen, particularly given the popularity of Japanese food in the country. Now it seems the British are beginning to enjoy the noodle soup and enterprising restaurant owners are quickly getting behind the burgeoning ramen boom.

Ittenbari, a ramen restaurant that uses a secret recipe from the Kansai-region ramen chain Ryukishin, became in March the first to open its doors, followed by Tonkotsu in June and Bone Daddies in November.