ラーメンJAPAN in びんGO Another week, another random, middle-of-nowhere ramen festival! Actually, I generally avoid these events, unless people personally invite me and it won’t take much time out of my day. This one, in a town you’ve probably never heard of, Bingo-Honjo, satisfied neither of those criteria. But it was held in an event hall,…

The Best Ramen in Japan 2016 I had the chance to travel a bit in 2016, and slurped quite a few stellar bowls. This is in no way a comprehensive best-of list, but rather my personal best-of 2016 from the far reaches of this country. Chronologically-slurped order. Clicking the names will take you to the…

The Best Ramen in Tokyo of 2016 These 14 shops are the definitive, best-of-the-best ramen shops in Tokyo in 2016. Of course, I’m not being serious. The above was a one-day New Years pop up from Nishio that you will never be able to try, though they will probably have another one in January 2017.…

蔦 と 鳴龍 Congratulations to the two ramen shops that received Michelin stars for 2017. Above is Nakiryu, which came out of nowhere. Fantastic shop, and looking back on my review, somewhere that is deserving, but I don’t think any of the Tokyo-based ramen nerds expected that. The fact that Nakiryu and Tsuta are both just a…

Marvel x Ippudo Are you Team Captain? Or Team Stark? Let the battle begin. I was lucky enough to make it to the limited Marvel x Ippudo collaboration event with the relase of Captain America: Civil War. What does a six item, limited menu look like? How do you represent each side and all of…

蓮華チャンス 蓮華チャンス What do you get when you cross an Australian professional wrestler with Japanese schoolgirl cosplay? Photo used with permission from Ladybaby’s official site. Official blog here. You get Ladybeard! And what do you get when you cross Ladybeard with the newest genre of Japanese junior idol heavy metal music? Photo used with permission from Ladybaby’s…