Makoto Berlin – Shoyu Ramen

Makoto Berlin – Shoyu RamenI go to Berlin few times a year and whenever I am in Berlin, I go to Makoto. Makoto is conveniently located in fashionable Mitte (nowadays it’s changing so fast), next to very good Italian restaurant Madchen Italiana (reservation necessary) on Alte Schonhauser Strasse. There are two main Ramen joints in close proximity, this Makoto and Cocolo (not to... Read More »

Ippudo NYC

Ippudo NYC  Ordered – Shiro-maru (White circle) Style – Hakata / Tonkotsu I remember when Ippudo first opened in Fukuoka, next to my uncle’s shop in Tenjin about 20 years ago. It was this new kind of Hakata Ramen joint that approached Ramen business differently from the usual and older traditional joints run by one Ramen master.... Read More »

Tonkotsu Soho – Tonkotsu Ramen

Tonkotsu Soho – Tonkotsu RamenTonkotsu Ramen I have tried this place before but I went back again to see how they are doing. As you know I am from Hakata (Fukuoka) so, I grew up eating Tonkotsu Ramen with friends after school every week. Tonkotsu is one of the harder Ramen to get the stock right. I ordered Tonkotsu,... Read More »