Critical review of ramen by a Japanese artist living in London.

Hakataya / Tan’s- Edinburgh

Hakataya / Tan’s- EdinburghI was up in Edinburgh for visiting a perfumer working on a collaboration project together. I asked few people what the best Ramen is and people told me Tan’s or Hakata Ya. So I tried both. So I started with Tan’s Tans – Tonkotsu Soup – Too cold and bit smelly (of bones) and too... Read More »

Kanada-ya review update

Kanada-ya review updateAt the moment Kanada-Ya is holding No.1 place for London Ramen with 5/5 rating. I wanted to revisit this place to see how they are holding up its place. There was a bit of a queue, we waited about 5 minutes on Saturday 2PM. It is acceptable. I order standard Tonkotsu Ramen as usual. (always go... Read More »

Ippudo London

Ippudo LondonIppudo started in Daimyo Fukuoka (Hakata), when I was about 12 or 13 years old. Around the time I was just starting to eat out Ramen with friends after school. I have since left Fukuoka, lived and travelled around the world and so as Ippudo, and we meet here again in London. Ippudo now has over... Read More »

Kanadaya London

Kanadaya LondonI heard a rumour that Ippudo London is opening in October and their twitter account was saying something about half price so I assumed it’s already open and I went to pay a visit. Unfortunately it was quite clear that they are still under preparation for the opening. Then across the road I saw people... Read More »

Paris Ramen

Paris RamenI was in Paris for the weekend and I went to check out qualities of Ramen that Paris offers. Historically many Japanese have been coming to Paris to be part of the culinary industry or to learn to cook French cuisine.. And of course Paris is the capital of good food, so you can expect good... Read More »

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 »

Bone Daddies – Tonkotsu Ramen

Bone Daddies – Tonkotsu RamenTonkotsu Ramen I went to this trendy looking Ramen joint in Soho for the first time. It looks more like an American Dinner than traditional Ramen place, and menu is also quite non traditional with items like T-22 Ramen. What the hell, I am open to new kind of Ramen and international flavours as long... Read More »

Shoryu – Tonkotsu

Shoryu – TonkotsuNew Ramen joint in Piccadilly, Shyoryu Ramen. Hakata Ramen   Noodle 3/5 Soup 4/5 Service 2/5 Price 3/5 £8   Overall it is a good ramen considering it is in London. It holds up to the name of Hakata ramen when often most of Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen outside Japan fails to live up to its name. (I... Read More »

Nagomi – Nagomi Tonkotsu Ramen

Nagomi – Nagomi Tonkotsu RamenNagomi Tonkotsu Ramen Nagomi is a small Japanese restaurant in a very convenient location by Bond street and Oxford street, in the centre of shopping area. They have range of items on the menu from Sushi to Izakaya style small dishes (like tapas). It caters for dinning occasion as well as drinking over many plates... Read More »

Cocoro – Tonkotsu Lobster Ramen

Cocoro – Tonkotsu Lobster RamenTonkotsu Lobster Ramen Cocoro restaurant in Marylebone has a new place by The British Museum in Bloomsbury. They serve reasonably priced food during the lunch time as well as for dinner, but at night they turn into more Izakaya style (Japanese Tapas?) food.Inside quite extensive menu selection, there was a section for Ramen. Usually when... Read More »