The well-known doughnut chain is now the place to go for Michelin-quality ramen.
It doesn’t have a star yet, but our research points to this Shinjuku restaurant getting the honor soon.
Now there are two Michelin-starred ramen restaurants in the capital, and we lined up to try the signature dish from the latest award-winning eatery.
Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, an unassuming street vendor in a Singapore open-air food court, has officially been crowned the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant.
Convenience stores in Japan really do have everything, including a meal from the world’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant.
Famous Tokyo restaurant teams up with Circle K and Sunkus chains.
It turns out that Tokyo’s Michelin star-winning ramen eatery has a sister restaurant, but not for long.
Come quickly! We’re tasting the (ramen) stars!
Is this the best ramen in the world? The Michelin Guide’s evaluators seem to think so.
In Japan, takoyaki (somewhat unappealingly translated as “octopus balls”) is known as “B-Class Gourmet” food. Takoyaki is the domain of sometimes shady street vendors and national chains where there are literally no chairs whatsoever on the premises. They’re meant to be consumed while still blazing hot, fresh off the special cratered griddle used to make them, chewed and swallowed at lightning speed while you suck in air to make them just cool enough that they don’t burn a hole in your esophagus on the way down.
Therefore, takoyaki is not, one would think, within the purview of the Michelin tire company’s prestigious Michelin Guide for world-renowned restaurants. But, surprisingly, the 2016 Michelin Guide contains not just one but several restaurants specializing in takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and other “B-Class Gourmet” foods famous around Osaka and the Kansai area.
One of those featured restaurants, Aizuya, is, it turns out, actually rumored to be the restaurant that flat-out invented takoyaki. And since that sounds like a good premise for an article, and gives us an excuse to stuff our faces with this delicious local street food, we went to check it out.