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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 ...

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 ...

Pork Belly Chashu Recipe

Pork Belly Chashu Recipe

A delicious chashu (pork fillet) made with pork belly. The meat is boiled until it is tender to achieve a very juicy tasting fillet that is popular...

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 ...

Feel the holidays with Ramen!: Tomato Tori-Paitan Ramen

Feel the holidays with Ramen!: Tomato Tori-Paitan Ramen

The holiday season is just around the corner! How is everyone doing? Ramen Hero launched this March, and ever since then, we’ve been able to develo...

Thanksgiving pop-up

Thanksgiving pop-up

Last Friday, we had our 2nd successful pop-up dinner. We served a Thanksgiving-inspired turkey paitan ramen to over 100 guests. The turkey based...