Monthly Archives: February 2017

SAKE | 磯自慢 (Isojiman)

THE sake tasting probably of my life time if not the century, the event itself did turn out to be as casual and atmospheric as expected, very much in line with the establishment itself where it took place. With both … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 鳴龍 (Nakiryu)

Newly crowned one-starer, Saito-san (齋藤一将) is actually no stranger to Hong Kongers as he was the same guy behind the actual first ever starred ramen place in the world, the now defuncted MIST in town thanks to bankruptcy back home. … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 香月 (Katsuki)

The latest addition to the list of options if you are, like LG, always looking for that soul saving bowl in the wee hours in Roppongi. With the arrival of Ichiran and then Mita Seimen in town, this is a … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 麺道はなもこし (Hanamokoshi)

When the #1 ramen on Tabelog Fukuoka is a toripaitan instead of tonkotsu, you know that it is something special. Hit it on a low day when it was drizzling and chilly outside, LG was lucky enough to nearly have … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 博多元気一番!! 春吉1丁目1-1店 (Genki Ichiban)

Masked by a rather tacky name is in fact the sister shop of probably the most secretive and rather notorious ramen joint in Fukuoka, the mysterious ‘Genki Ippai’ (元気一杯). Well regarded as serving the best Hakata ramen among the ‘aficionados’, … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 元祖 赤のれん 節ちゃんラーメン (Akanoren)

Said to be the real local favorite in Fukuoka vs the good old Ippudo and Ichiran frequented by tourists, the deco and ambience of their honten certainly has that air of a historic establishment, with a equally fitting clientele as … Continue reading

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