So how do you know if a ramen shop is worth your time and money? Besides looking up reviews, there are a few signs you can tell just from looking at the shop.
Chuuka restaurants in Japan are excellent places to fill yourself with an affordable and delicious meal of pseudo-Chinese food. One of our writers, Jackson Lee has been writing a series on Chuuka restaurants. If you have missed out on the others, try and read them all. I bet it's a great read!
There is one shop in the Gifu region that has reigned supreme three years in a row now, selling a pretty unique ramen. Finally, I had an opportunity to try it out myself, and as a ramen fan, I can testify that the quality and the hype are completely legitimate.
Book that bargain ticket and spend a momentous weekend in Kagoshima. Enjoy the hot springs, good food and scenic views of its almost-tropical setting. Not sure on what to do? Here are some tips for your weekend itinerary.
Suffering from the summer heat, our writer John Asano recommends five popular summer dishes to help cool down and boost energy levels allowing you to beat the summer heat. So what are you waiting for, try them all!
The delicious wonders of the Japanese-Chinese restaurants, aka Chuuka restaurants, have been thoroughly explored in my previous article. There are many reasons why the foods don’t taste as authentic as the real Chinese cuisines, but the food is undeniably cheap and delicious. Today, let’s discover 8 of the common staples at the Chuuka establishments. The items here are all amazing items to choose. I listed in no particular order, so feel free to try them all!
As delicious as Japanese cuisines are, fans of the spicy often find the hotness lacking from the food in this country. When foods and snacks are advertised as “extremely spicy”, most of the time it gives nothing more than a tinkle on the tongue for those used to the peppers. Not to mention, Japan tends to use only chilli pepper and miss out on the tastes offered by other species of peppers.
A popular Japanese food, Ramen, is found in shops at every street corner in Japan. Mostly ramen is prepared in a broth that uses pork meat and broth from it, while in some shops chicken is often used. For Muslim tourists in Japan it is most unlikely to experience the flavours of a bowl of conventional Japanese ramen. Narita-ya and Ayam-ya are two Japanese halal ramen restaurants that serve delicious bowls of ramen, worth a try.
Soumen is a very popular kind of noodle in Japan, especially during the summer season. These are very thin hand-stretched strand like noodles made from wheat flour. The main specialty of this noodle is that it is served cold something which helps to bring down the body temperature in the hot summer months.
Sensei Awesome, which is the nickname we have given my daughter’s teacher, invited the parents to come for a day of udon noodle making at school. Kids and their parents were given the opportunity to make hand-made udon noodles and they were fabulous!