Ultimate TOKYO RAMEN Tour! RAMEN EXPERT Reveals the Best Noodle Spots in Town!

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  • Published: 06 January 2019
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    Special thanks to Frank Striegl (@5amramen) for slurping ramen with me all day.
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    HOW TO ORDER RAMEN: Step 1. Select your ramen of choice and get ticket from the vending machine | Step 2: Give ticket to the chef and wait for your ramen to arrive


    » THE RAMEN

    1. AOBA GAKUGEI DAIGAKU: Classic Tsukemen (dry ramen)
    ADDRESS: 2-21-14 Takaban, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
    OPEN: 11AM - 11PM

    🍜BROTH: The broth includes shoyu, kelp, pork for richness, and most importantly, niboshi (dried boiled fish - sardines or anchovies).
    NOODLES: The broth is typically prepared first due to the amount of time it takes to prepare. The fresh noodles are boiled for a short period and placed in a bowl separately from the broth. The toppings go in last, on top of and into the broth.

    💸PRICE: 8.59 USD/950 JPY
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    2. RAMEN NAGI BUTAO: Red Ramen + Black Ramen
    ADDRESS: 1 Chome-3-1 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0011
    OPEN: 11AM - 12AM | Sundays and Holidays: 11AM - 10PM

    🍜Ramen Nagi Butao has a few signature types of ramen: original (white); red ramen with minced pork, spicy miso and a little yakiniku sauce; black ramen with charred minced pork, squid, yogurt and garlic chips; and green ramen with cheese, bacon and basil.

    💸PRICE: 7.96 USD/880 JPY
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    3. NIIGATA SANPOUTEI TOKYO LABORATORY: Chinese Tofu Ramen
    ADDRESS: 2 Chome-44-5 Kamimeguro, Meguro, Tokyo 153-0051
    OPEN: Weekdays: 11:30AM - 03:30PM + 05:30PM - 11:30PM | Weekends and Holidays: 11:30AM - 11:30PM

    🍜ZENTORO MABOMEN (SPICY TOFU RAMEN): You need douban (fermented broad beans and chili paste) and douchi (fermented black beans) to make this dish. It’s meant to be spicy and almost sticky. There should also be minced pork. Add thick ramen noodles to the mabo-dofu dish.

    🍜SANRATANMEN (HOT AND SOUR RAMEN): Black pepper, red peppers (tougarashi) and a sourness from vinegar come together in the broth. Toppings include wood ear mushrooms, bamboo shoots and tofu. Thinner noodles are used here.

    🍜CHICKEN RICH RAMEN: They use high-grade chicken with a lot of collagen. The broth is comprised of several vegetables, which are blended into the thick and creamy chicken broth. Add some lemon for acidity.

    💸PRICE: ZENTORO MABOMEN: 9.22 USD/1,000 JPY | SANRATANMEN: 8.76 USD/950 JPY | CHICKEN RICH RAMEN: 9.03 USD/980 JPY
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    4. MENYA FUJISHIRO: Chicken Broth Ramen
    ADDRESS: 2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo
    OPEN: 11AM-11PM | Sunday: 11AM - 6:30PM
    🍜CHICKEN BROTH RAMEN: First, add soy sauce kelp and additional seasoning to broth. The main ingredient in the soup is chicken from Daisen, Japan (“Daisen-jidori”). Daisen is a mountainous area in Tottori, famous for its high-grade chicken. The soup includes roasted beef ribs and sardines. In addition to the standard egg, green onion, kamoboko (fish cake), and seaweed toppings, they sprinkle on fried garlic. The noodles are thin and straight.

    💸PRICE: 8.86 USD/980 JPY
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Comments • 1 885

  • James Howlett
    James Howlett  23 hours back

    He looks like keeanu reeves, the John wick of ramen

    • old soul triangle
      old soul triangle  1 days back

      this makes me want to watch the movie the ramen girl, Britney Murphy, for those who not seen it? I recommend it.

      • old soul triangle
        old soul triangle  1 days back

        it's my dream to visit Japan one day.

        • A Nair
          A Nair  3 days back

          Japanese food is extremely good, love from India!

          • Kolby Mosher
            Kolby Mosher  3 days back

            At 7:46 ish where’s hair and the persons food a little tiny piece and a little hair from his neck might be in there😂🤣

          • Joe Dirt
            Joe Dirt  3 days back

            I never had real ramen noodles but what i have to eat is the cheap ones here in the US and i make mine dry and then i put salad dressing on it. My fave is Hidden Valleys sweet chili dressing and it turns ramen into candy and im 100% sure anyone would not go back to normal ramen after that. I cant find that salad dressing here anyone so i use honey mustard dressing which is good not not as good. Having a table with alll kinds of dressing with dry ramen is fun.

            • alvinraydj3
              alvinraydj3  5 days back

              i wish i had a food trainer someone to motivate me to eat. ._.

              • Victor Aghaebita
                Victor Aghaebita  6 days back

                Swoop swoop swoop...

                • Crybaby Girlfriend
                  Crybaby Girlfriend  1 weeks back

                  That man frank is beautiful 😱🥰💝

                  • vivek sonawane
                    vivek sonawane  1 weeks back

                    Naruto Ozumaki wants to know your location

                    • The SmoothGoat
                      The SmoothGoat  1 weeks back

                      My friends name is "RAMEN" and I do NOT want him inside me.

                      • Kierra
                        Kierra  1 weeks back

                        Wish I could join you

                        • Margaret Atleo
                          Margaret Atleo  2 weeks back

                          Where you buy spoon? I want lol

                          • Jared Hale
                            Jared Hale  2 weeks back

                            Wish I could find something like this around my area

                            • daevilgoose
                              daevilgoose  2 weeks back

                              THANK YOU so much for correcting his misuse of "literally."

                              • SABER TOOTH
                                SABER TOOTH  2 weeks back

                                i wish i had some ramen right now :/

                                • Raphael Cabillano
                                  Raphael Cabillano  2 weeks back

                                  That Deadpool of noodles part made me ROFL! HAHA

                                  • MonsieurChris Gaming
                                    MonsieurChris Gaming  2 weeks back

                                    Don’t watch this if u haven’t eaten yet or hungry ;W;

                                    • Big Headedkid
                                      Big Headedkid  2 weeks back

                                      “Darker than my heart” mannnn i bet this guy picKKKed up a 14 yr hookrrr

                                      • CHEWY PLAYZ
                                        CHEWY PLAYZ  2 weeks back

                                        "get that egg porn".........

                                        • lord electron
                                          lord electron  2 weeks back

                                          Is ramen available in India?

                                          • lord electron
                                            lord electron  2 weeks back

                                            Is there any ramen without any pork,beef

                                            • Rueders Culinary Institute

                                              7:09 really looks amazing!

                                              • Eric John
                                                Eric John  2 weeks back

                                                I really really wanna know what the ending song is.lol

                                                • Slider9sowyn
                                                  Slider9sowyn  3 weeks back

                                                  At 7:09 I believe my mouth was flowing more water than the niagara falls

                                                  • Naruto Uzumaki
                                                    Naruto Uzumaki  3 weeks back

                                                    Where's my Ichiraku Ramen?? ☹️

                                                    • Drew Berry
                                                      Drew Berry  3 weeks back

                                                      2:54 what a lazy translation.

                                                      • LuverSin
                                                        LuverSin  3 weeks back

                                                        me eating ramen watching this

                                                        • LJ
                                                          LJ  3 weeks back

                                                          I've had Ramen once in my life and I'm addicted. Sadly the only Japanese restaurant that served it closed down a week after I had the Ramen. Now the only way is to get it in Japan. One day far into the future I will have my Ramen tour in Japan, even if I have to sell a kidney to do it!! :D

                                                          • Awful Sect
                                                            Awful Sect  3 weeks back

                                                            looks like there's a hair in the food. 7:41

                                                            • Landon.t10
                                                              Landon.t10  3 weeks back

                                                              i just wanna go to ichiraku ramen...

                                                              • dvnphm0417
                                                                dvnphm0417  3 weeks back

                                                                Omg the way he slurps is fkn hilarious af 😂😂

                                                                • Azhuma Hatori
                                                                  Azhuma Hatori  3 weeks back

                                                                  "today i meet the ramen expert, frank"
                                                                  I thought it gonna be a japanese name or something

                                                                  • J A M E S
                                                                    J A M E S  3 weeks back

                                                                    I already ate dinner but, this made me hungry, instant.....🤤🤤🤤

                                                                    • xXxRaVEN- GaMINGxXx
                                                                      xXxRaVEN- GaMINGxXx  3 weeks back

                                                                      Try Batangas Lomi in the Philippines

                                                                      • RiRi
                                                                        RiRi  3 weeks back

                                                                        Tour guide looks like young keanu reeves xD

                                                                        • Han Y
                                                                          Han Y  3 weeks back

                                                                          a expert that can't eat properly? pathetic

                                                                          • Daniel Dick
                                                                            Daniel Dick  3 weeks back

                                                                            Naruto's soup at the end...

                                                                            • Xylan
                                                                              Xylan  3 weeks back

                                                                              do they have Naruto Ramen 😜

                                                                              • Stan You
                                                                                Stan You  3 weeks back

                                                                                I don't get why people equate instant noodle with ramen, just because the product is called "instant ramen" it doesn't mean it's ramen. This is like calling crab meat imitation crab.

                                                                                • DarkStarCandy
                                                                                  DarkStarCandy  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Funny thing, I'm eating ramen as I'm watching this lol

                                                                                  • Savage10 Savage10
                                                                                    Savage10 Savage10  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Wow very nice vid !!

                                                                                    • doobieking69
                                                                                      doobieking69  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Is it just me or is there a hair in the food at 7:41??

                                                                                      • Welll Azvdo
                                                                                        Welll Azvdo  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Your channel is so good! It is any far from anything cool TLC would produce! The camerawork is GOLD! 🥇🌟😱👌

                                                                                        • GeGGo9870
                                                                                          GeGGo9870  4 weeks back

                                                                                          I like this guy

                                                                                          • Cindy La
                                                                                            Cindy La  4 weeks back

                                                                                            That mapo tofu ramen is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen 😍

                                                                                            • sri dharan
                                                                                              sri dharan  4 weeks back

                                                                                              It's so expensive
                                                                                              In Japan a bowl of ramen 🍜... RM 31 plus in some basic restaurants seriously 😅😅😅

                                                                                              • Foodiana Jones
                                                                                                Foodiana Jones  4 weeks back

                                                                                                The 3rd one actually didnt look goos