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RAMEN | ラーメン小金太 (Kokinta)

The Kagoshima people’s choice which opens till 430 am, this local establishment since 1990 is surprisingly basic and no fuzz. Visited on a Monday night when most locals seemingly went for their supper after a late evening at work (guess … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 辛麺屋 輪 (Karamenya Rin)

Said to be originated from Nobeoka City in the Miyazaki prefecture back in 1987 by a joint called ‘Masumoto’, and yet rather thin on details when one digs deeper for its roots except that it was seen even earlier in … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 特級鶏蕎麦 龍介 (Ryusuke)

Next up at the Tsukemen Expo is this thick chicken broth establishment from Ibaraki since 2012. Pretty much made famous by IG for its distinctive blue and white bowl resembling some classic chinaware, its relatively remote location somehow limited this … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 頑者 (Ganja)

Ramen fairs held every now and then in the heart of Tokyo are often best kept secrets to visitors. Not only can one find a collection of quality ramen joints all under one roof, these are usually regional champions that … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 雲林坊 (Yunrinbou)

Another dandan spin out from a Sino-Japanese joint. This time around it’s Kanda Yunrin’s, founded by Yokohama China Town trained owner chef Naruke-san (成毛幸雄) in 2006, after honing his skills in Shanghai, Sichuan and a few posh Chinese restaurants in … Continue reading

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RAMEN | めん徳二代目つじ田 (Mentoku Nidaime Tsujita)

The relatively new ‘Ramen Runway’ at the Fukuoka airport brought along a one stop shop for quite a few national favorites. LG kicked off with this fast rising tsukemen joint of late from Tokyo. Founded by Shibata-san (辻田雄大) after selling … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 麺屋 ま石 (Menya Maishi)

From the Itadori Group came a new ramen concept store. Spunning out from its Sushi-ya Nihonbashi Maishi, this is a shop that focuses in ramen being offered in a sushi joint! That is, if such thing ever exist or is … Continue reading

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