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,…

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…

Osaka Ramen Expo 2015 I seem to be visiting a lot of these expos lately, despite my general ambiguity to ramen events. It’s cold out, this place is a 40 minute drive from central Osaka, and ramen served in a plastic bowl tends to add a lot of meh to an otherwise good bowl. But…

Fukuoka Ramen Show My work had me in Fukuoka for a day, and it just so happened that the Fukuoka Ramen Show was happening. Score! I’m usually not so hot on these events, as the quality of the bowls is all over the place. Taking time off to visit them is hit or miss. But…

2015, A Great Year for Ramen. It’s been an amazing year for Ramen Adventures. Ramen in Tokyo is progressively getting better and better, in my opinion, and the ramen scene overseas is following suit. My goal with Ramen Adventures has been to entertain and inform. The blog format works for writing and photography. Two posts…

2015 Tokyo Toy Run! Every year, my motorcycle friends, many of whom join the Ramen Riders adventures, team up to do a bit of charity. Toy Runs happen all around the world, and we are happy to be doing one in Tokyo. A Toy Run is a bunch of motorcycle riders collecting toys and donations,…