Tokyo


March 14, 2013

Tokyo JUNKtion: Dessert Le Comptoir (Fukasawa)

by Yoko Kumano

The art of perfection is everywhere in Japan. In its laquerware, electronics and especially in its food.

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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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February 14, 2013

Postcard from Tokyo

by Yoko Kumano

Yakitori at a cramped stall in Omoide-yokocho (Memory Lane) in Shinjuku. The skewer came in a weird soup.

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January 31, 2013

Tokyo JUNKtion: The B-Kyu Charm of Ramen

by Yoko Kumano

Ramen has always been big in Japan, and since the mid-2000’s it has exponentially grown in popularity and trendiness, with younger entrepenuers trying their hand at making the nation’s most beloved B-kyu (B-Class) food.

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January 16, 2013

The Ramen Shaman: Junk Garage (Tokyo Station)

by Will VanderWyden

If I gave you several options for dinner and you knew nothing about the restaurants other than their names, and one was called “Junk Garage”, you’re eating there, right?

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January 9, 2013

Postcard from Tokyo

by Yoko Kumano

Cream anmitsu at Nakamuraya on the 9th floor of Tokyu department store (west wing) in Shibuya.

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January 4, 2013

Postcard From Tokyo

by Yoko Kumano

Oden shack on the backstreets of Monzennakacho, Tokyo.

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December 27, 2012

Postcard from Tokyo

by Yoko Kumano

Sakura-ebi kakiage at Nunotsunesarashina in Tsukiji, my favorite soba spot when I lived in Tokyo.

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November 7, 2012

The Ramen Shaman: Miso Ramen at Kururi (Ichigaya)

by Will VanderWyden

My second day in Japan was inauspicious. The sky was dreary, overcast, drizzling all day and on into the night, and I woke up with a full-blown cold to boot.

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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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