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Pork Belly Chashu Bowl Recipe

Pork Belly Chashu Bowl Recipe

Pork Belly Chashu not only goes well with noodles but it is also the perfect accompaniment to rice. The tare sauce is a little sweet so ...

Michelin Guide Rated Clam Soup Ramen : むぎとオリーブ (Mugi and Olive)

Michelin Guide Rated Clam Soup Ramen : むぎとオリーブ (Mugi and Olive)

“Mugi to Olive” (where “to” means “and” in Japanese) is one of the first ramen shops to be included in the Bib Gourmand list on the Michelin Guide....

A Popular Shibuya Shop away from Hustle and Bustle: はやし (Hayashi)  

A Popular Shibuya Shop away from Hustle and Bustle: はやし (Hayashi)  

Shibuya, Tokyo: Although there are many ramen shops on the busy streets of Tokyo, Hayashi continues to be one of the incredibly popular ones. The s...

A Diner Turned Into a Specialty Ramen Shop Menya Shokudo in Hon-atsugi

A Diner Turned Into a Specialty Ramen Shop Menya Shokudo in Hon-atsugi

“Menya Shokudo” is located in Honatsugi, Kanazawa prefecture which is next to Tokyo. Originally they started out as a diner serving various dishes ...

The Origin of Tosakko Ramen

The Origin of Tosakko Ramen

From the 1980s to the 1990s a roadside of Tokyo known to the locals as Kan-nana became the go-to spot for ...

Ramen and Soup Curry Hybrid (Spice Ramen Ten to Sen)

Ramen and Soup Curry Hybrid (Spice Ramen Ten to Sen)

Shimokitazawa is a neighborhood in Japan, known as the “young and hip” fashion district located to the west of Tokyo. In 2017, a ramen shop called ...

Noodles of Different Thickness, All in One Bowl (Men-souken Kurenai in Chofu)

Noodles of Different Thickness, All in One Bowl (Men-souken Kurenai in Chofu)

At Chofu train station, which is to the west of Tokyo, is a ramen shop called “Kurenai". Interestingly, the two stores on both sides of Kurenai are...

The Evolution of Dashi Culture and Ramen: An Inseparable Pair

The Evolution of Dashi Culture and Ramen: An Inseparable Pair

What is the secret to developing great ramen in Japan, you ask? The answer is Dashi, Dashi, Dashi! Dashi is a class of soup and cooking stock used...

Boiling Method for Delicious Noodles

Boiling Method for Delicious Noodles

It goes without saying that you can eat delicious ramen at your local ramen shop. However, have you ever tried cooking ramen at home? From instant ...

Green Noodles with Health Benefits? :麺屋 六感堂 (Menya Rokkando)

Green Noodles with Health Benefits? :麺屋 六感堂 (Menya Rokkando)

With several ramen shops located in Ikebukuro, the ramen competition is high in this neighborhood of Tokyo. Located a few minutes away from downto...

Ramen That Tastes Just Like Eating a Grilled Mackerel Pike :創新麺庵 生粋 (Soushinmenan Kissui)

Ramen That Tastes Just Like Eating a Grilled Mackerel Pike :創新麺庵 生粋 (Soushinmenan Kissui)

The Japanese love to eat Mackerel Pike. This is one of the most popular seasonal flavors of autumn in Japan. Many Japanese will crave a perfectly ...

Gently Boiled Chicken Recipe

Gently Boiled Chicken Recipe

Recipe for gently boiling chicken breasts. By coating the meat with dog-tooth violet starch and boiling it gently, the chicken breasts will remain ...