Shinjuku


September 8, 2014

The Ramen Shaman: Menya Musashi (Shinjuku)

by Will VanderWyden

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Menya Musashi’s namesake is one Miyamoto Musashi, regarded as one of Japan’s greatest swordsmen and creator of the two-handed swordfighting technique niten-ryu, which translates to “Tarantino Wet Dream.” According to legend he never lost a duel in over 50 years as a wandering warrior — which I am inclined to believe since back then you could embellish a dragon killing into a story at will.

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February 28, 2014

The Ramen Shaman: Nagi (Golden Gai)

by Will VanderWyden

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Nagi, Nagi, Nagi. This one’s been near the top of my ever-expanding ramen bucket list for a long time.

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February 12, 2014

The Ramen Shaman: Koshin (Nishi-Shinjuku)

by Will VanderWyden

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My new neighborhood in Tokyo is called Yayoicho, just a mile west of Shinjuku, one of the biggest entertainment and nightlife spots on planet earth.

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February 27, 2013

The Ramen Shaman: Fuunji (Shinjuku)

by Will VanderWyden

On a dull, drizzling day in Tokyo I set out for my second-ever bowl of tsukemen (ramen dipping noodles).

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