Posts tagged Review
Mendokoro Bigiya (麺処びぎ屋); Another Michelin Bib Gourmand, Gakugeidaigaku

Just a short distance from Gakugeidaigaku station on the Tokyu Toyoko line is Mendokoro Bigiya, a recent recipient of a Michelin Bib Gourmand. I had the pleasure of collaborating with Nama Japan and filmed a video with him regarding the shop which I linked below. Nama Japan is currently on a quest to complete every ramen restaurant on the Michelin Guide and I have already joined him at Kane Kitchen Noodles in Higashi Nagasaki if you’d like to check that out as well. Unlike a lot of the other ramen shops listed in that guide, Bigiya was quite quaint and had a very local, neighborhood restaurant vibe which I enjoyed. I was very much impressed with their bowl and glad Nama Japan invited me along!

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Menya Hyottoko (麺屋 ひょっとこ), The Original Yuzu Ramen Shop, Yurakucho

Back in the early 2000s, a particular citrus fruit became popular within ramen circles for its sweet, zesty, and sour flavor notes which pairs fairly well with a number of ramen broths. While Afuri gained a huge following for their rendition of the Yuzu Ramen, one of the originators that doesn’t get the same following is Menya Hyottoko.

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