Find, Eat and Understand Ramen. Ramen Route was designed to connect users with the ramen lifestyle through culturally enriching content. This restaurant mappingappalso offers unique ingredient introductions. Brought to you by SIMMER, a branch of The Tech Incubator at Queens College (TIQC), is a tech and food collaboration uniting students from multidisciplinary fields to create food and health related technologies.
Hungry? Craving ramen? Living in NYC? Well, look no further!
Slurp noodles from borough to borough. Uncover over 200 restaurants that will satisfy your need to feed.
Access ramen around every corner. Whether youre looking to fulfil your late night cravings or to flavor up a work lunch, Ramen Route has got your needs covered! Expand your palette and build cultural competence with Ingredient Introductions: a comprised list of ingredients to help you gain a deeper knowledge of Ramen.
With Ramen Route, you can:
Find over 200 ramen locations in NYC
Increase your cultural competence by exploring ramen ingredients
Enjoy educational cultural bites, small sips of food related data
Cultural competence is the skill to interact successfully with people of different backgrounds. Worldwide, approximately 129 million people are of Japanese descent; of these, approximately 125 million are residents of Japan.
While making this app students learned to build a fully functional app, gained a deeper understanding of programming language, and familiarized themselves with code and the integrated development environment (IDE). The team also created and curated the apps content and finally launched and marketed it to the public!
New York City (Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx) is the first area to experience the restaurant mapping feature but we plan on expanding to places like Seattle, San Francisco, and Philly in the future.
No restaurant mapping near you? You can still enjoy our ingredient introductions with cultural sips from anywhere on the globe!
I am pleased to be able to unite students from varied international gastronomic backgrounds with a talented tech team all wrapped in a culturally competent bow. Says International Foods Professor and Creative Director of Tasty Bytes Magazine, Gina Keatley. This app fills a need for the user as well as its creators. Its exciting to find new ways to encourage diverse foods in an optimistic, appetizing and tech friendly way.