August 31, 2015

Richmen Redux: Ramen Shop’s NEW Noodle-Making Machine from Japan

by Yoko Kumano

Remember when the Ramen Shop guys brought the 500 pound Richmen, the massive ramen noodle making machine to Umami Mart back in October 2012?! In case you were not there, let me fill you in. Two months after Umami Mart opened, we invited the Ramen Shop guys over for an event. Sure we wanted to […]

October 31, 2012

Richmen: Ramen Shop’s Noodle-Making Machine from Japan

by Kayoko Akabori

It all started with a vision. Three guys, slaving away at Chez Panisse for years, decided to open a ramen shop in Oakland. Hot damn! The East Bay needs nothing more than a GREAT ramen shop, and the Food Gods know it. They have left the responsibility up to Jerry (JJ) Jackish, Rayneil De Guzmun […]