Category Archives: Ramen | ラーメン

RAMEN | 中華ソバ 伊吹 (Chukasoba Ibuki)

Visiting the reigning Niboshi king for a weekday lunch at a slightly off center location and luckily managed to squeeze in within an hour before they sold out. Yet another case of self-made expert, said to have visited more than … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 麺屋 一燈 (Menya-Itto)

Building one of the most successful ventures spinning out from the Taishoken (大勝軒) stable, himself a direct student of Tomita-san (富田 治) of Chuka-soba Tomita (中華蕎麦 とみ田)’s fame, Sakamoto-san (坂本幸彦) has been dominating the ramen scene in Japan for quite … Continue reading

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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 is 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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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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RAMEN | 四川飯店 (Shisen Hanten)

First overseas venture for this ‘mecca’ of ‘Sino-Japanese’ cuisine with a Sichuan focus. Started by the legendary Chen Ken-min (陳 建民) (father of ‘iron chef’ Chen Kenichi (陳 建一)) back in 1958, their third generation Chen Kentaro (陳 建太郎) somehow … Continue reading

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