Author Archives: The Lonely Gourmet's Thought for Food

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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RAMEN | SHIBIRE-NOODLES 蝋燭屋 (Rousokuya)

Latest hype in Ginza joining the shibire craze, this ramen joint managed to pull out the longest queue at lunchtime even being sandwiched between renowned old guards Rengatei and Grill Swiss. The fact that they managed to reach this status … Continue reading

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MOTSU NABE | もつ鍋 一慶 (Ikkei)

It is certainly not difficult to find Motsu Nabe in Fukuoka, with even generic Izakayas and Yatais offering it as one of the local favorites alongside gomasaba and the works. Specialists, on the other hand, are only a handful. Saving … Continue reading

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RYOTEI | 稚加榮 (Chikae)

Riding on its proximity to the northwestern seaboard of Kyushu, where the famous Genkai area is situated, Fukuoka boosts some of the best live seafood restaurants in the country, and Chikae, named by a famous scholar Osamu-san to signify caring, … Continue reading

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