Ramen – Gone Global –

The ramen boom in Japan exploded in 2000s. Specialty Ramen shops continued to open. Successful ramen chef received much media coverage. Suddenly, ramen became essential for food critics. In order to stay in competition, ramen chef had to make all efforts.

Although Ramen used to be a type of fast food for busy business man or students, the Michelin Guide Tokyo 2015 listed 22 ramen shops.

1. Aoba, Nakano-ku
2. Ishin, Shinagawa-ku
3. Ito, Kita-ku
4. Ito, Chuo-ku
5. Kintoki, Nerima-ku
6. Kojitsu, Nakano-ku
7. Gottsu, Nerima-ku
8. Shinagawa, Toshima-ku
9. Soranoiro, Chiyoda-ku
10. Takano, Shinagawa-ku
11. Tsuta, Toshima-ku
12. Toy Box, Arakawa-ku
13. Due Italian, Chiyoda-ku
14. Bigiya, Meguro-ku
15. Burari, Arakawa-ku
16. Bum Bun Blau Cafe, Shinagawa-ku
17. Hototogisu, Shibuya-ku
18. Mitsufuji Meguro-ku
19. Mugi to Olive, Chuo-ku
20. Men Edoya, Edogawa-ku
21. Morizumi, Bunkyo-ku
22. Yamaguchi, Shinjuku-ku

Michelin Listed Ramen Shop…………Takano
A Michelin listed Ramen shop. The broth is made from dried smoked bonito flakes, sea kelp, pork, chicken and vegetables. The signature ramen is simple and delicious. It tastes rich and profound than it looks. The female chef works with her husband has seriously engaged in ramen. I felt like tasting the chef’s passion and devotion in a bowl of ramen. While tonkotsu (broth from pork bone) ramen boom is growing in abroad, this type of soy flavor ramen is still the most common in Tokyo.
Average spending from 1,000yen

Ramen Museum in Yokohama
Ramen museum in Yokohama is an exciting place for a Ramen enthusiast. It is recommended to have small-sized ramen if you fail to resist the urge to eat multiple bowls of ramen at one time. Eight to nine renowned shops across Japan are showcased in the limited-term. Admission Fee: Adult 310yen, Child 100yen

Yokohama is the historical port town and one of the most popular tourist places for a day trip from Tokyo. If you want more to eat after ramen, head to Yokohama Chinatown which is the symbol of Yokohama’s international food culture. There are so many Chinese restaurants there.

(Photos: Google, Reference:gnavi, ramen.co.jp)



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