Tag: ramen

Yamagoya Ramen

Yamagoya Ramen

One of the general maxims about London dining is to never randomly walk into a restaurant without doing some research first. As this randomness has a very high chance of excitement. So, in a moment of madness, when someone walked past and spotted this new […]

Kanada-Ya

Kanada-Ya

To paraphrase something I have often heard, I dream of ramen.  In  short, I am a little obsessed by noodles.  Just noodles, you say?  Why, what’s so special about noodles? Aside from the ramen craze sweeping the English capital at the moment, I think it is a […]

Ramen Jiro

Ramen Jiro

I have to confess, before I moved to Japan I was a ramen barbarian.  I use to think that all those ramen junk food was just that, unappetising noodles in soup.  This is to no small part because when I used to starve, a “snack” was a […]

Tokyo Ramen Show 2012

Tokyo Ramen Show 2012

On a rainy rainy Tokyo day we went off to try some ramen. Not just any Ramen, but TOKYO RAMEN SHOW ramen. Time to start the eating.. err testing… The ramen are showcased from all over Japan.  Twenty shops tonight. Big photos and shiny lights […]

Hakodate – Samurai, castles and cheesecake

Hakodate – Samurai, castles and cheesecake

So, after we left our big mouthed (in many senses of that word) friend in a comatose state with the grannies in the park, we went off to see the castle. The star shape wasn’t just for aesthetics.  It was actually designed so that any attacker […]