Tokyo Ramen Show 2012 Yeah, I ended up going. I didn’t want to, especially since last year’s event was only slightly better than the lame experience two years ago; where I waited in line for three hours and then had to leave empty stomached because I had somewhere to be. But a recent stamp card…

Along with eight other ramen nuts, I was named one of Yahoo Japan’s 2012 Ramen Ambassadors.  We all helped to create content, and you can check it out at: http://ramen.yahoo.co.jp/ The best part, goofy videos! I talk about the easy process of ordering ramen using a fancy ticket machine. Ramen 101, anyone? Ben (http://www.friendsinramen.com/) lays…

大つけめん博 I had the opportunity to work at the 2012 Tsukemen Festival in Daimon this year. A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to visit me.  Even if everyone only ended up being two people!  Weather took my working time from about 20 hours down to only a few. I announced that I…

Noodle World 2012   The Inter-Food Noodle World is an annual industry food event, with a focus on noodles. I managed to snag a pass, let’s see what this is all about!   Anything noodle related, you can be sure it is represented here. There were half a dozen noodle manufacturers on site. Most ramen…

大つけ麺博 It’s time again for the annual Tsukemen Festival! Every year, famous shops from around the greater Tokyo area get together to serve up some tasty limited edition tsukemen dishes in a festival atmosphere.  Each week, for three weeks, eight of them show up and battle it out for the top spot.  I went and…

In the beginning of February, my student / doctor took my blood pressure. 130/76. Not terribly high, but defined as pre-hypertension by a quick google search. My doctor’s advice? You guessed it; stop drinking the ramen soup. Let me make one thing clear. I hang out with ramen geeks. We drink ramen soup. Case in…

Happy New Year! Regular updates forthcoming. But in the meantime, I picked up this gift ramen from famous ramen town Onomichi. Having crushed my share of bowls in said ramen destination, this one is for you! To win it, just head over to the Ramen Adventure Facebook page and either “like” or leave a comment…