http://bestoframen.com/ My best-of lists live here now! If you don’t want to check it out, here is my list of memorable Japanese shops I visited outside of Tokyo and wrote about in 2018. 金澤濃厚中華そば 神仙 (Shinzen in Kanazawa, Ishigawa Prefecture) 麦の道 すぐれ (Sugure in Aichi Prefecture) らぁめん りきどう (Rikido in Gifu) もっこす (Mokkosu in Kobe) 五福星…

It’s time for my annual best-of-my-year list. Here are the shops, but for a more manageable view of things, head over to my dedicated best-of site: www.bestoframen.com Hope everyone had a great 2018, full of memorable bowls. 純手打ち 麺と未来 (Mentomirai in Shimokitazawa) 亀戸煮干中華そばつきひ (Tsukihi in Kameido) 中華そば 吾衛門 (Goemon in Hachioji) ソラノイロ Factory & Labo 麺庵…

大つけ麺博 2017 Week 3 of the Grand Tsukemen Fest (@daitsukemenhaku) in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Managed to crush all 9 with the help of @theramenculture and the usual lot of ramen nerds who come to these events. It’s still on for a few more weeks. This time, each bowl is just 500 yen, and the portions are smaller.…

The Best Ramen in Japan 2017 Edition This was a fun year for travelling outside of Tokyo in search of great bowls. Much of my search was actually revisiting my favorite shops in as many prefectures as I could, and documenting it for a YouTube project that I am working on called Ramen Riders. But…

The Best Ramen in Tokyo 2017 Edition In 2017, my pace picked up significantly. Though I ate around the same number of bowls in total as in 2016, I really hit the new shops with gusto. Here are 13 that were particularly great (with another 10 at the bottom for good measure). Keep in mind…

Ramen Riders in Tottori Prefecture What is Ramen Riders? Well, I started a project this year to visit all 47 prefectures in Japan by motorcycle, eat some of the best ramen, and document it with videos for my YouTube channel. Simple enough, and I’ve done 14 or 15 prefectures since May. I just haven’t actually…