JAPAN - MAY 29:  A bowl of ramen noodles is arranged for a photograph at Ichiran ramen noodle restaurant in Fukuoka City, Japan, on Thursday, May 29, 2008. Hakata ramen, a specialty of Japan's southern island of Kyushu, is popular for its firm, chewy noodles made with high-protein wheat flour milled from grain grown in the U.S., Canada and Australia. High global prices are hitting noodle sellers hard. Scientists are testing new varieties of wheat in an effort to satisfy local tastes and reduce imports.  (Photo by Yoshifumi Takemoto/Bloomberg via Getty Images)