spicy kikanbo tsukemen

the last ramen store we tried was a break from the norm.  kikanbo’s calling card is spicy ramen and their bowls have been so popular that they opened up a second shop two doors down solely to specialize in each of the storefronts.  one shop only handles soup noodles and their original shop was converted […]

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afuri ramen, revisited

afuri ramen is another popular chain in tokyo and has been on our hit list thanks to a visit to the harajuku branch four years ago.  i’d say that their callings are: -their broth is chicken based so it’s noticeably lighter -the chasiu is grilled fresh as your bowl is prepared -their signature broths are […]

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hootie hoo

we went to our first cat cafe back in sapporo so why not owls right?  i don’t know what possessed us to climb the stairs to this cafe but once we got there, curiousity got the better of us and we committed to a half hour visit.  we paid our 2000 yen and walked into […]

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