Noodles

Ichiran ramen lucky bag gives us everything we need to enjoy tonkotsu noodles at home

This Japanese ramen chain really knows how to please its customers.

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Converse teaming up with Cup Noodle for three pairs of shoes inspired by iconic packaging

A collab between a top instant noodle company and a top shoe producer–what more could we want?

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How to make noodles look restaurant quality in just three seconds

Little-known hack from a soba restaurant pro will give your noodles a professional look every time.

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We try the recommended way to eat Ippudo’s new instant cup rice…which involves twice the Ippudo

Ippudo’s new “pollack roe-flavored pickled mustard greens cup rice” recently landed on shelves at 7-Eleven Japan.

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver, take us to the best seafood restaurant in Noboribetsu!”

We’ve gotta say, there’s no way we would’ve thought this remote-looking location would turn out to be such a hidden gem.

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People in Japan vote for their favourite ramen chain, with surprising results

Survey into noodle joints reveals some chains people may have never heard of.

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Is Jiro-style ramen takeout from the supermarket as good as the real deal?

We find out if this reasonably priced bowl stacks up to the ramen served at popular noodle chain Ramen Jiro.

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Which noodles, other than Okinawa soba, pair best with Okinawa soba broth?【Taste Test】

A distinct broth and four types of noodles…which combination will be the best?!

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The new mustard mayo black pepper yakisoba “Demon King” flavor is here to terrorize tongues

Our reporter’s tastebuds get taunted when he underestimates the true power of the Demon King.

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Is ramen without the “men” a Tokyo dining paradox worth experiencing?【Taste test】

Tachikawa Mashi Mashi challenges the concept of what exactly ramen is.

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Turn around, and you’ll see this Tokyo convenience store is also something else【Taste test】

The delicious, heartwarming tale of Misawa, two great businesses in one spot in Shibuya.

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How to eat Japan’s super long noodles【Taste test】

Devil’s Club noodles are over half the length of an average human, so how the heck do you eat them? 

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Japanese vending machine mecca: Around 100 rare retro machines await you at this unusual location

Step back in time with old-school vending machines that dispense unique products in retro packaging.

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At the London branches of Marugame Seimen, you can change your udon’s broth–but choose wisely!

Sometimes “new” can be jarring…or even disappointing.

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Ramen and dekotora come together at this restaurant in Japan

Korakuen Iekei Ramen Truck Yaro Since 2021 celebrates Japan’s culture of decorated trucks

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Pitch-black Black Belt udon noodles are a visual roundhouse, but do they taste good?【Taste test】

We head to an udon restaurant where they do things very differently.

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We find “Yakushima Soba” on a mysterious menu at a souvenir shop at Yakushima Island’s airport

A slightly bizarre start made for a delicious meal you can only get on this remote southern Japanese island!

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There’s a Japanese-style spaghetti chain Mr. Sato’s been skipping for years, but that ends today

After spending decades without ever eating at Goemon, our ace reporter is finally giving the fusion chain a shot.

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A whole new way to eat katsu: Cold katsu soba【Taste test】

We’ve never met a pork cutlet we didn’t love, but will that streak continue?

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“The devil made me do it!” Mr Sato eats cheese bread ramen in Tokyo

Japanese noodle restaurant chain adds a decadent offering to its menu at select locations.

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