Samurai Noodle Restaurant Review!

Let me tell you a tale of Samurai chefs, skilled in the art of making ramen. Residents of Seattle know this story well, but I didn’t have to travel that far, because these Samurai have settled part of their clan in Houston, Texas. This is the story of Samurai Noodle (cue cool Japanese music here).…

Akebono Gokubuto and Tornado Chopsticks Review!

Another great item we picked-up at Ramen Expo USA 2017 were Akebono Corporation’s Gokubuto (thick) and Tornado chopsticks. Both chopsticks were amazing! I consider myself an average chopstick user, but with these I felt like I was an expert. We eat quite a bit of Japanese food, and regularly use chop sticks, but the Gokubuto…

Yamachan Ramen-Miso Ramen Review!

As most of our readers know, we picked-up plenty of ramen samples during our visit to Ramen Expo USA 2017. Today, we will be looking at Yamachan Ramen! Yamachan Ramen is a family-owned company out of San Jose, California, and are the only Japanese raw noodle manufacturer operating under Japanese management in Northern California. We…

“Fantasia” Music Festival In Japan!

A new music festival is coming to Japan—“Fantasia”! It will celebrate Japanese beauty through music, fashion and media art. It will be held at the Makuhari Messe, Chiba Prefecture on November 18, 2017. Checkout this video about “Fantasia”: The full title is “Fantasia–Episode 1 Princess Kaguya”, which will be based on the Japanese tale “Taketori…

Ramen Expo USA 2017!

This year the first Ramen Expo USA was held in Austin, Texas, and it was as Ramen-tastic as you can imagine! Checkout the following video of Ramen Expo USA 2017! Read below for our detailed review of the event. As you can see by the video, there were a lot of vendors providing samples of…

Japanese Manners For Travel To Japan!

As more and more foreigners travel to Japan, it has become increasingly important for everyone to understand Japanese manners and etiquette. Whenever I travel to Japan, I see many foreigners committing the same etiquette mistakes—mainly because they just don’t know that what they are doing is rude or disrespectful. So my goal is to provide…