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RAMEN | 博多元気一杯!! (Hakata Genki Ippai)

So the rumour has been confirmed. The ‘notorious’ tonkotsu king in Fukuoka established back in 1999 has recently taken a big U-turn. Not only was photo-taking allowed and even announced on site by a notice on the wall, we were … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 護摩龍 百人町総本山 (Gomaryu)

Probably the most catchy name on our prevailing Dandan trail. Being labelled as the ‘Dandan noodles from Hell’, this little shop tucked away in a quiet part of the town is pretty much out of most radar screens except for … Continue reading

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TONKATSU | とん太 (Tonta)

The Takadanobaba neighbour constantly giving the reigning Narikura a run for its money, this Showa-era establishment by the Takahashi (高橋有三) husband and wife team since 1976 is clearly the local favorite. The no fuzz interior brought along an obvious etiquette … Continue reading

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The 2017 孤独のグルメ (Lonely Gourmet) Awards

Last but not least …. The 2017 孤独のグルメ (Lonely Gourmet) Awards: (all Japanese restaurants in Hong Kong, picked by price-quality ratio) Best Omakase: Sushi Sase Hanare (6th year in a row) Best Sushi Lunch: Okura (New) Best Kaiseki: Gensui Best … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 担担麺 (Japanese Original Tang-Tang)

Guess difficult to find a more generic name than this latest offering from the leading Unchi group in the city. The bonito soup base certainly rhymed with the flagship store’s original and is indeed revolutionary here when it comes to … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 人類みな麺類 (Human beings everybody noodles)

A weird name no doubt when translated directly but I guess what they really mean is probably ‘people’s noodles’. Currently the leading ramen joint in Osaka City as per tabelog, and the self proclaimed #1 shoyu ramen in Japan, this … Continue reading

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TEMPURA | 新宿つな八 総本店 (Tsunahachi)

It has almost been 20 years since LG last visited this joint and it was not even the Honten back then. An old guard of Shinjuku Tempura founded by Kyuzo Shimura (志村久蔵) and now run by its third generation, this … Continue reading

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