Come for the ramen, stay for the ramen.

The hardest part about eating ramen is deciding what to eat. Shoyu, shio, miso, tonkotsu or tsukemen? Do you hit the streets and sniff out a good one or make a beeline for the Michelin stars? The answer, of course, is ALL OF THE ABOVE. Because you can never get enough ramen.

Tantanmen: one of my most loved ramen dishes

When it comes to ramen, there's so many different types that there's basically something for everyone's tastebuds out there. You hear people comparing their favorites - there's shio versus shoyu, or perhaps miso or tonkotsu ramen takes first place for you. The

Tonkotsu Ramen Chains: Ippudo vs Ichiran. Which is best?

Living in Osaka, I have come across two delicious tonkotsu ramen chains: Ippudo and Ichiran, but before we begin, let's talk about tonkotsu ramen itself. Tonkotsu ramen is thick, rich and creamy pork ramen originating from Fukuoka. Fukuoka is the biggest city

【Ramen】Super star in 2017! Michelin One-star NAKIRYU in Otsuka, Tokyo

My personal ranking. Just for your reference:Noodles  ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ 5 starsSoup         ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7 starsMeat         ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ 5 stars In this year, here is a new Michelin One-star called NAKIRYU  in Otsuka, Tokyo. In 2016, if you want to eat ram

Social Anxiety & Ramen

Ichiran is a zero interaction ramen restaurant, serving delicious ramen all day long. It does a special thing for those of us with social anxiety. The actual ordering process is a little different to navigate, but you enjoy this experience without really havi

A Ramen Chain Puts the 'Koh' in Comfort (Food)

I have eaten in more ramen restaurants that my fingers and toes combined, which does not necessarily make me an expert but at the very least, I know what is good ramen and bad. I've eaten at a Michelin Bib Gourmand ramen shop. I've been to the ramen shop that

A Beginner's Guide to Ramen

It's a fact, everyone loves ramen. If you don't, you don't know what you're missing!But how much do you know about the different varieties of ramen? You may be surprised to learn there's a staggering variety. So give me a few minutes and I'll introduce you to

Your guide to BOTH of Japan's 1-Michelin Star ramen: The Ivy and The Roaring Dragon

collage-2017-03-14(1).jpg 119.23 KBI love my ramen. This noodle dish is close to my cultural roots. It is also an affordable working-class meal that satisfies anyone in need to fill up their stomachs and warm them up on a cold, winter night. Even so, it hasn'

The Evolution of Ramen

A typical scene in Japan: people hunched over steamy bowls, audibly slurping, united by their love of ramen. For a dish that can take days to prepare, consuming a bowl of the stuff takes mere minutes. In this short amount of time to achieve a ramen high, have

Slurp! Cup Noodles Museum Yokohama

We’ve all eaten instant noodles at some point. It’s cheap, easy and delicious. But do you know the story behind one of the most iconic food products in modern history? We didn't, so my partner Shiori and I went to Yokohama to find out!cup-noodle-museum-yokoham

Michelin Bib Gourmand Ramen at Gottsu

Our family went to Nerima to meet up with someone for dinner. Never having gotten off at Nerima, my husband looked online for a place to eat and found Ramen Gottsu to be one of the highly rated places close to the station. As we walked down small streets in se