Mugiane x Little Pearl Popup in Washington, D.C. For the second time, I helped bring a ramen shop from Japan overseas for a popup event. This time was with Muginae, one of Japan’s most famous and celebrated shops in recent years. Two hour waits every day, number one on Tabelog, Michelin status, I was actually…

It’s time for my annual best-of list, where I look back over the year at my favorite bowls. Thirteen shops made the non-Tokyo lists this time. My non-ramen job takes me far and wide around Japan and gives me the opportunity to really try some excellent shops. Head over to Best of Ramen for the…

It’s time for my annual best-of list, where I look back over the year at my favorite bowls. These 14 shops are all in Tokyo, and all are highly recommended. Head over to my dedicated best-of site Best of Ramen for the details and maps. As always, this isn’t a best-of list in the traditional…