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Daihatsu Days: A Brief Memoir From the Japanese Road

Daihatsu Days: A Brief Memoir From the Japanese Road

by Zach Mann January 10, 2016

A Japan food road trip, from Kochi City to Kyoto. Driving on the Left Side of the Pacific Ocean — Feb 9, 2012 The first time I stepped into a car in Japan was at the Kochi City train station. Josh met us in front […]

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Single Serving: Shiro Miso Ramen at Ramen Misoya in the East Village, Manhattan

Single Serving: Shiro Miso Ramen at Ramen Misoya in the East Village, Manhattan

by James Boo February 8, 2012

New York’s ramen rage has finally gotten to the point where an East Village spot can sustain itself on miso ramen alone – and I couldn’t be more grateful. Ramen Misoya, a Japanese brand that pulls strands of miso ramen from their Japanese locales, opened […]

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Taking Stock of a Sick Day

Taking Stock of a Sick Day

by James Boo October 5, 2010

Being bedridden with sickness for a week is one good way to confirm the myth that life in New York moves faster than it does anywhere else in the United States. As I spent the past 10 days contracting, realizing and recovering from a particularly […]

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This Little Piggy Went to Mitsuwa

This Little Piggy Went to Mitsuwa

by James Boo April 27, 2010

A few weeks ago I competed alongside three other food bloggers in Japan Society’s Clash of the Foodies. You can now watch the entire program online, beginning with my shitty cartwheel and ending with the Taste Buds taking second place. Our prize, bottles of Zen […]

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Ramen Road Rage

Ramen Road Rage

by Zach Mann January 8, 2010

JDC has been a close friend of mine for over fifteen years. He’s spent his last two years in Kochi, Japan, living off of ramen, curry and tall cans of beer while killing centipedes and mutant wasps in his spare time. For the ringing in […]

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“So, You’re at a Movie Too…”

“So, You’re at a Movie Too…”

by James Boo April 20, 2009

Is it possible to deconstruct the perfect food? Ramen lovers in New York, myself included, seem tempted to try. We split noodle fibers, dissect slices of char-shu, pay the utmost attention to the snap of bamboo and wax romantic over the substance of the broth […]

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The Soup and the Strands of Affection

The Soup and the Strands of Affection

by James Boo October 20, 2008

During my last visit to East-West Hair, I got on the topic of hunger with my barber, Ikho. He asked me if I had ever eaten ramen. I couldn’t tell exactly how complicated he intended that question to be, so I answered in the affirmative. […]

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