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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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The god of ramen: Taishoken

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OK…maybe not directly related to the god of ramen, but probably a disciple of his. If not a disciple then certainly the disciple’s disciple or the disciple’s disciple’s apprentice. I think it was on one of those trans-Pacific flights in … 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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New and Noteworthy: Marutama Ra-men

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Today I visited the newest member of the west end ramen district: Marutama Ra-men. It is the second new ramen place with the kanji character ‘maru’ in its name to open in the west end the the past few months … 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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Yet Another Ramen Place in the West End(on Robson): Maruko Ramen

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I don’t think I need to list the various ramen shops in the West End and on Robson for you to know that Maruko is joining a crowd instead of providing an unique dining option. They must be really confident … Continue reading

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London: Wagamama

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I first heard about Wagamama ramen in the mid-to-late 90’s, when it was a rapidly expanding chain of Japanese-themed restaurants in London. It was sort of a cutting edge concept back then. It served ramen, which was a much lesser-known … Continue reading

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