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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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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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MOTSU YAKI | まこちゃん 本店 (Makochan)

From its humble beginning at Meguro back in 1968, Makochan is now entering its Golden Jubilee year, with 6 branches all over the Shinbashi area and certainly a local favorite among salarymen and women. While it may sound a bit … Continue reading

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RAMEN | はしご (橋悟) (Hashigo)

Back to my first found dandan joint conveniently located in the heart of Ginza which opens till 5 am on weekdays! Our late night ramen in Tokyo award certainly would have gone to them if there was any ever in … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 四川担担麺 阿吽 (Aun)

First read about this joint some years back at Japanese blogger R’s page, surprised to see that it is now ranked the #2 dandan-men joint in Tokyo according to Tabelog, even ahead of the newly-starred Nakiryu. Went for level 4 … Continue reading

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RAMEN | 希須林 (Kisurin)

This marks the start of our ‘Sino-Japanese’ Dandan noodles series. Said to be invented back in 1841 by a street vendor Chan Bao Bao (陳包包) in Tzekung Sichuan, China, and named after his way of carrying two baskets of ingredients … Continue reading

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