Tokyo


April 7, 2014

Adventures in Nakano: Yakitori at Shimon-ya

by Kayoko

One of the most memorable nights I had in Tokyo was an adventure in Nakano, a hip neighborhood in Tokyo. We met up with our friend and Umami Mart writer Will, aka The Ramen Shaman, along with Eri, who suggested a yakitori joint called Shimon-ya.

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March 17, 2014

Tokyo JUNKtion: Hosomaki Diaries

by yoko

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Trends in roll combinations in the States are rapid, with so many joints coming up with their own “house” rolls. Conversely, the combinations of rolls or makimono are very constant in Japan.

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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.

I’ve been to a Nagi branch before — it was the first Tokyo bowl I had with fellow ramen blogger Brian from Ramen Adventures, and my first niboshi ramen (aka broth made from dried baby anchovies).

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February 24, 2014

Tokyo JUNKtion: Jicca

by yoko

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Whenever I visit Tokyo, I look forward to meeting newborns… especially when I’ve followed the progression of their parents. No, I’m not talking about newborn babies.

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January 29, 2014

The Ramen Shaman Moves to Tokyo

by Will VanderWyden

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I’m on my longest trip to Tokyo yet. I moved here! They granted me a one year visa, and I’ve been here for twelve days now.

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September 6, 2013

The Ramen Shaman: Jiro (Kabukicho, Tokyo)

by Will VanderWyden

This was one for the ages.

Jiro is legendary. It’s spawned a slew of imitators, one of which crossed an ocean.

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August 21, 2013

The Ramen Shaman: Bunsuke (Asakusa,Tokyo)

by Will VanderWyden

I went to the future the other day and found this synopsis on an IMDB page from 2018:

A lonely Tokyo ramen shop proprietor secretly pines for a local bar owner and former model.

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August 5, 2013

Furochan Eats: Bukkake Udon at Sumita, All the Way in Akabane (Tokyo)

by Umamimart Guest

At first glance it didn’t look like there would be anything out of the ordinary in Akabane. A 25-minute ride from Shinjuku, Akabane Station is thronged with commuters coming home or changing train lines — the mark of suburbia.

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July 5, 2013

Postcard from Tokyo: Hungry Ajikawa Curry Shop (Suidobashi)

by Kid Skwid

Hambagu (hamburger) curry rice with an over-easy egg and a touch of fresh cream. Our uncle’s curry shop Hungry Ajikawa has been around for 35 years.

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March 14, 2013

Tokyo JUNKtion: Dessert Le Comptoir (Fukasawa)

by yoko

The art of perfection is everywhere in Japan. In its laquerware, electronics and especially in its food. Dessert Le Comptoir in Fukasawa, Tokyo is an example of food perfection.

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