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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...

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 ...

The Pioneer of the Creamy Seafood Tonkotsu Ramen Trend: 渡なべ (Watanabe)

The Pioneer of the Creamy Seafood Tonkotsu Ramen Trend: 渡なべ (Watanabe)

Takadanobaba has gained a reputation as one of Tokyo’s fiercest Ramen battlegrounds. In a quiet back alleyway located is this popular shop called ...

Ramen Hopping in Hong Kong

Ramen Hopping in Hong Kong

On the way back home to Japan I had a layover in Hong Kong. Since it was a 9 hour layover, I decided to go into the city to explore and enjoy some ...