Tonkotsu: where we had the first ramen of Septembrrrr

The 10-degree drop in temperature marked the official end of Summer; the ‘Brrrr! months are definitely back. An exciting thing about this is that you always end up eating something hearty, warming and comforting. Screw that salad, it will never quite hit it right like a stew or a soup.…

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Shoryu Pop-Up: where third ramen’s a charm

I am, shamelessly, one of those people who can eat the same thing every single day. Ate T: Dinner? Me: Ramen? Ate T: Again?! Me: Shoryu Pop-Up in Soho. Ate T: Again?! Me: 50% off Ate T: Game! My diet last month involved a lot of noodles, broth and ramen…

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Shoryu, Take 2: where I thought love could be better the second time around

Some people say love is better the second time around. I loved my first experience at Shoryu so much I was cocksure the second time would be nothing short of amazing.  I mean. How can you not love a ramen bar with super cute – and proper – tea pots?…

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Shoryu: where ramen (finally) arrived with a bang

We always want something hearty when the weather’s drab so the girls and I planned a little chin wag over girl talk and comfort food. We decided to go for something warming, something complete and substantial, something with a bit of soul that reminds us of home: ramen. But where exactly can…

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Ukai: where dessert should come first

I can eat sushi everyday. There are some Japanese and sushi chains in town that have better sets than the bastardized ones you get from supermarkets. They’re good enough for lunch, the type you eat when you want to satisfy a quick craving. But when you actually want an out of this city experience, when you…

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