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If you’re into ramen and you’re in Sapporo, Menya Saimi always pops up as a must-visit place and it is probably one of the most popular ramen spots in Hokkaido.


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I actually had a chance to eat at that hot new Michelin 1 star ramen place Tsuta but I gave up the ticket because it was for lunch at 3pm, totally out of my plans ūüė¶

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Gonokami Seisakujo (or translated loosely to Five Gods Factory) is one of more well-known names for tsukemen in Shinjuku, with Fuunji being famous for their chicken-based tsukemen, thus Gonokami Seisakujo is known for their shrimp-based tsukemen.

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I’m not really a big fan of ramen but whenever I visit Japan, I will visit a ramen place if it’s interesting enough.¬†The last time I was in Tokyo, I tried Ippudo mainly because of its fame but this time AFURI piqued my interest.

They’ve taken their name from Mt. Afuri in the neighbouring Kanagawa prefecture, because they say they get their water (for soup) from a spring there.

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Momofuku ramen is pretty much what made David Chang famous and led him on his path to becoming a celebrity chef with a chain of Momofuku restaurants.

In his cookbook, he writes down his recipe for making Momofuku ramen and so I decided to give it a go and see what the fuss was about. It is quite an Americanized version of the classic Japanese dish.

The recipe is a complex multipart combination of several other recipes for each component and it actually takes a couple of days to complete, unless you have multiple stoves and ovens.

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