Jiro-kei


October 27, 2014

The Ramen Shaman: Jiraiya (Suzumenomiya)

by Will VanderWyden

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Fall has arrived in Tokyo and with it an indefatigable sense of nostalgia, or natsukashisa.

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September 6, 2013

The Ramen Shaman: Jiro (Kabukicho, Tokyo)

by Will VanderWyden

This was one for the ages.

Jiro is legendary. It’s spawned a slew of imitators, one of which crossed an ocean.

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August 21, 2013

The Ramen Shaman: Bunsuke (Asakusa,Tokyo)

by Will VanderWyden

I went to the future the other day and found this synopsis on an IMDB page from 2018:

A lonely Tokyo ramen shop proprietor secretly pines for a local bar owner and former model.

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June 26, 2013

The Ramen Shaman: Tsujita Annex (LA)

by Will VanderWyden

I’ve written plenty about Tsujita. It is easily the best ramen shop in LA (both their hakata-style tonkotsu and tsukemen dipping ramen) and is, in my opinion, the best shop in America.

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October 24, 2012

The Ramen Shaman: Jiro-kei Ramen at Senrigan (Kitazawa)

by Will VanderWyden

This one was a long time coming.

Since I first started reading about ramen over at Ramenate I’ve been fascinated by Jiro-kei (Jiro-style) ramen.

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