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March 23, 2017

Afuri: Back to the Source

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Tokyo -- Once the province of late-night slurping at street carts or standup counters, instant meals and cheap dining, ramen has undergone a renaissance over the last 15 years, making it onto haute hipster tasting menus in the West and creating punishing waits outside the “it” ramen-ya of Tokyo and Osaka.Read more
Tokyo -- Once the province of late-night slurping at street carts or standup counters, instant meals and cheap dining, ramen has undergone a renaissance over the last 15 years, making it onto haute hipster tasting menus in the West and creating punishing waits outside the “it” ramen-ya of Tokyo and Osaka.

As the New Year began we decided to revisit the roots of classic ramen dining in Tokyo and paid a visit to the original Afuri ramen stand in Ebisu. Could it already have been 14 years since this place opened its doors to a hungry mob? Read more
March 2, 2017

Getting Skewered in Tokyo

By Luuvu Hoang
BACKSTREET FEED -- Like chicken yakitori served alongside cold beer? So do we, which is why we made sure this crucial pairing is among the elements of our Tokyo Time Machine culinary walk.Feed more