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…

The Best 50 Restaurants (all genre, mostly washoku) in Japan. Tabelog, Japan’s most popular online restaurant listing, recently released a curated list of the 50 best in Japan. You may recall that I recently wrote about their 50 best ramen, a post that can be seen here. Well, I’m almost finished with the ramen list,…