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Ramen is Ramen is Ramen: Ramen Danbo

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Forgive me for being crass, but to me all good ramen pretty much taste the same. Sure, the broth may be thicker at one place, the chashu fattier at another place, and the noodles thinner at yet a third place, … Continue reading

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Japanese Ramen? I think not: Gyoza Bar

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I get why people hate on Miku. I do. It’s easy to dislike a sushi place when it seems big, corporate, untraditional, and most importantly, sorely lacking when it comes to the residence of an Itamae who you can recognize … Continue reading

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Osaka: Ippudo Ramen (at Momofuku Ando’s Original Ramen Restaurant)

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  Ippudo probably severed me the best bowl of ramen that I’ve had in North America. I knew that I had to visit one of its locations when I made my next trip to Japan. I also knew that it … Continue reading

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There’s a Reason This Place is Not Called Ramen King or Chahan King

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Gyoza King – Gyoza king was quite the popular restaurant when I first visited the city a few years ago. I can’t attest to its popularity now because I’m not usually out at the hours izakayas become busy, but I … Continue reading

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A Surprise Visit

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Ramen Sanpachi – Sometimes you’ve just got to go with the flow. You have to submit to the situation and let it lead you to new and unexpected experiences. With a lot of things in life, that’s exactly my attitude. … Continue reading

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Personal Preference

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Ramen Santouka – How many times have I eaten at Ramen Santouka? I would say in excess of 50 times. Not at their Vancouver location, of course, since it has only been opened for a few months. I’m talking about … Continue reading

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Do Not Come Here For The Sushi

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Shuraku Sake Bar & Bistro – I didn’t know what I was thinking. How could I have expected good nigiri sushi at Shuraku Sake Bar & Bistro? It is an izakaya; which is essentially a gastro-pub. And even the best … Continue reading

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