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Oodles of Noodles

Oodles of Noodles

Osaki Hiroshi, the author of The Secret History of Ramen in Japan, claims to eat 800 bowls of ramen per year. At a measly 14 bowls, I haven’t even come close to 10% of that in the last 12 months. However, I think it’s safe to say that I’m a big fan and whilst I couldn’t claim to be an expert, I do have a well-developed sense of what I like, and what I would steer clear of. Based on what…

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Ramen Resolution – Nanban

Ramen Resolution – Nanban

It’s been a couple of months since a ramen review. I did go somewhere not so long ago, but work has been crazy busy and I didn’t get chance to post about it; now I feel like it’s too late. However, conscious that there were only two days of 2017 left, I wanted to squeeze in one last ramen adventure! I took myself to Nanban in Brixton. There were four factors which influenced this decision: It’s only about 20 minutes…

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Ramen Resolution – Tonkotsu

Ramen Resolution – Tonkotsu

A long time ago a trip to London’s glittering soho used to mean luminous cocktails named after popstars and wristbands for free entry to Heaven. These days if I find myself in that part of town it invariably means I’m seeking out a noodles. How times change! Tonkotsu is a place I have walked past loads, but only just gotten around to visiting. From the outset the signs were good: no empty seats when we arrived and windows fogged up by ramen…

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Ramen Resolution – Mamalan

Ramen Resolution – Mamalan

Confession: This is not actually a ramen review. It should have been, but we panic-chose where we were eating and assumed (incorrectly) that an asian resturant in trendy Brixton Village would be purveyors of ramen-y goodness. We had spotted a free table, which at 7.30pm in London is not insignificant, so we plopped ourselves down before we had really studied the menu. Instead, Mamalan is full on Chinese. We’d already gotten this far, and needed to be at a friends…

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Ramen Resolution – Hare and Tortoise

Ramen Resolution – Hare and Tortoise

I first visited Hare and Tortoise long before Ramen Resolution become my thing. In fact, long before I even really knew that ramen could be more than the little packets of salty ‘chicken’ noodles at all. On my last visit, which I think would have been in 2012, I had a Katsu curry. I remember it being tasty, but as it’s been five years, it clearly wasn’t somewhere I was clamouring to return to. I didn’t get to see much of…

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Ramen Resolution – Kanada-Ya

Ramen Resolution – Kanada-Ya

As I rushed from Tottenham Court Road station to Kanada-Ya last Friday I realised how much this part of town has changed in the last 10 years. Where once stood The Astoria lies just a big empty space 😢. There use to be a little row of asian food restaurants around Denmark Street which were always packed, sadly most of those have now closed to make way for the Elizabeth Line 😢😢. Kanada-Ya is a small restaurant just a little further towards Holborn…

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Ramen Resolution – Sakuramen

Ramen Resolution – Sakuramen

I did a lot of walking in Washington D.C. Like, a LOT! My wandering in Washington took me to Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park. A short stop on a bench to watch a girl hula-hooping and I instinctively reloaded the list I’d found of the best ramen joints in D.C. To my luck, one was just around the corner. Not just any old ramen, this was the one which offered the option of adding cheese! The Japanese don’t seem to be massive dairy…

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