Burnt Miso Ramen? Because it’s Japan!

Good to be back here.  Business school and travel have taken over my life these past few months.  People from back home have been visiting and it’s just been a blast touring them all over Japan. This could be work if they paid me! But it was a lot of fun. Being a ramen fan,Continue reading “Burnt Miso Ramen? Because it’s Japan!”

Karainya: The Best Curry in Kyoto

Indian food is amazing.  Of all the places in the world, I never thought I’d find amazing Indian food here in Japan. Karainya is one of the best Indian restaurants near my school.  It is located on Imadegawa dori just before Horikawa dori.  You cannot miss it as it is situated on a busy intersection.  Going in,Continue reading “Karainya: The Best Curry in Kyoto”

Kamukura: The Sleeper Ramen

Every once in a while, you encounter a sleeper – someone/something that looks ordinary but is actually very extraordinary.   I went to Osaka last week to buy some stuff and get a breather from school.  After a couple of hours running around, I was super hungry.  And no one likes to walk around hungry.Continue reading “Kamukura: The Sleeper Ramen”

Marugame Seimen: Fresh Udon, All The Time

Ask any student what their diet is like and noodles will most likely be somewhere in there.   I absolutely adore any kind of noodles.  Instant noodles, ramen, pancit, udon, soba, fried noodles.  As long as I can slurp it, it’s going down! My favorite type is probably thick wheat noodles, which is a rough translation ofContinue reading “Marugame Seimen: Fresh Udon, All The Time”

Ramen Sen No Kaze: Kyoto’s Best Bowl

Kyoto has a lot of ramen joints.  I’ve blogged earlier about Ichiran.  Ippudo‘s here.  Kyoto Gogyo‘s here.  Even Kyoto Station’s 10th floor is solely devoted to ramen! Let’s face it.  All of them are very good.  But some ramen bowls are just made to be better than the rest.  Enter Ramen Sen No Kaze. I foundContinue reading “Ramen Sen No Kaze: Kyoto’s Best Bowl”

Ichiran Osaka: Because You Deserve A Customized Bowl

Ichiran arguably makes the greatest mass-produced ramen in the world. My first encounter was back in Osaka around September 2014.  Yes, this was the one near the bridge by the riverbank.  And yes, this is the one where troops line up for hours. Being so, I gave up and settled for somewhere forgettable. Now thatContinue reading “Ichiran Osaka: Because You Deserve A Customized Bowl”