Michelin Guide

Michelin star-winning ramen can now be bought nationwide in cup noodle form

But does it live up to the original? We find out…

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Mister Donut teams up with Michelin-listed ramen restaurant for surprising new noodle range

The well-known doughnut chain is now the place to go for Michelin-quality ramen.

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Tokyo’s biggest ramen secret? This restaurant just might be the next Michelin star winner

It doesn’t have a star yet, but our research points to this Shinjuku restaurant getting the honor soon.

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Second ramen restaurant in Tokyo receives Michelin star for 2017

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.

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Singapore food stall is declared the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the world

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.

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We try a dish from Japan’s Michelin-starred ramen restaurant…at the convenience store!

Convenience stores in Japan really do have everything, including a meal from the world’s only Michelin-starred ramen restaurant.

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World’s only Michelin-starred ramen is getting an instant noodle convenience store version

Famous Tokyo restaurant teams up with Circle K and Sunkus chains.

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Tokyo’s Michelin star-winning ramen restaurant is closing its sister eatery, might be moving too

It turns out that Tokyo’s Michelin star-winning ramen eatery has a sister restaurant, but not for long.

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How good is the world’s first Michelin-ranked ramen restaurant? We find out! 【Taste test】

Come quickly! We’re tasting the (ramen) stars!

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This Tokyo ramen restaurant is the first to ever receive a Michelin dining guide star

Is this the best ramen in the world? The Michelin Guide’s evaluators seem to think so.

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We pig out at Aizuya, the Michelin Guide-featured takoyaki shop

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.

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