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Tonkotsu Ramen – My Take

Unless you’ve been hiding out with Jimmy Hoffa you’re well aware that Ramen (in all it’s forms) has been taking over the food scene across the country for the past few years and is now basically mainstream. The secret of good ramen is the broth, and it takes a lot of time and care to create…

Pork Hirata buns

NYC – Asian Quick Hits (Mainly Japanese)

This is a recap of my recent NYC visit, where I mainly ate at Asian restaurants in Midtown including, Cha Pas, Ippudo, Sushi Ann and Joe’s Shanghai (full disclosure; I left my camera at home like a dumbass, hence some crappy pics). It’s funny, because I did not plan on eating at only Asian joints,…

Tonkotsu ramen

Joli Kobe Kitchen – RAMEN!!!

Joli kitchen recently added savory components to it’s arsenal of top notch pastries with it’s addition of a Japanese chef. Its menu however is more eclectic than Japanese; there is the ubiquitous tonkotsu ramen and a soba noodle dish, but the likes of hanger steak, cured salmon and a charcuterie plate also share space. They…

Ivan Ramen Baton Dinner

Ivan Orkin is the creative genius behind the Ivan Ramen and soon to open Ivan Ramen Plus concepts in Tokyo, Japan. His small ramen shop is considered by many to be among the finest in the world, and thanks once again to the folks at the Baton supper series, his talents were brought to a…

Tonkotsu Ramen – Yakatori Jinbei

To most people, ramen noodles conjure up nostalgic thoughts of young college days lived on shoe-string budgets.  Like many, the thing I knew about ramen was that I could feed myself for less than $10 a week and still have plenty of money for booze and other vices.  I spent many a late night whipping…