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Ichiran's ramen, photo by Lindsay Anderson
August 25, 2016

Ichiran: Slurp in Private

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Tokyo -- There are times when food is just so profoundly, soul-satisfyingly good that we find it difficult to divert our attention enough to do the socializing often required when eating out with company. The folks who devised Ichiran Ramen must have taken that into account when they set up shop. Read more
Tokyo -- There are times when food is just so profoundly, soul-satisfyingly good that we find it difficult to divert our attention enough to do the socializing often required when eating out with company. The folks who devised Ichiran Ramen must have taken that into account when they set up shop. Their concept is to offer complete personal space so that customers can give their undivided attention to the Hakata-style ramen served there.

Imagine being encouraged to loudly suck up your ramen in the privacy of your own personal counter “booth.” Nobody really knows or cares who’s there, and whatever slurping happens there stays there.Read more
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August 24, 2016

Hotpots and Hutongs: Backstreets Dinner in Old Beijing

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Beijing --

Hotpots and Hutongs: Backstreets Dinner in Old Beijing

$60 US/person
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  • Fee includes everything consumed on the walk
  • Group Size: Max 8
  • Start/End: 7:00pm ~10:00pm
  • Duration: about 3.0 hours
The big, bold flavors of Northeast China combined with the historic imperial cuisine and humble fare of the capital’s many migrants are what makes Beijing’s dining scene unique. Steer clear of the crowded tourist markets featuring bugs and mystery meat – it’s best to get off the busy thoroughfares and into the hutong (alleyways) to explore the best food in town. Read more
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August 24, 2016

Rise and Dine: Breakfast in Beijing’s Backstreets

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Beijing --

Rise and Dine: Breakfast in Beijing’s Backstreets

$55 US/person
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  • Fee includes everything consumed on the walk
  • Group Size: Max 8
  • Start/End:  8:00am ~11:00am
  • Duration: about 3.0 hours
A stroll through Beijing’s hutongs are recommended to every visitor to the capital, but locals know that “there are as many as there are hairs on an ox” around the city. The best way to get to know the most scenic twisting backstreets that locals call home is by eating your way through them, especially at the pop-up breakfast stalls that disappear after the morning rush hour. Read more