Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Beginning

My name is Benjamin Weber, and I'm a New Yorker who moved to Japan last year.  When I lived in the US I had eaten some good ramen, but I never really had a grasp on the different styles.  After I moved to Japan my eyes were opened to the myriad ramen blogs and publications, and I entered the true world of ramen.

I got a little carried away, started eating ramen very frequently, and created a Google Map to document my journey.  As I learned and ate more, people started saying I should write a blog.  There are ton of Tokyo ramen blogs already, and I wasn't sure I could bring something new or different to the table, so I hesitated.

Then I got a job in Osaka.  Unlike Tokyo, there aren't so many English language ramen blogs, and that's where I come in.  I don't claim to be a food expert, but I'll try my best to chronicle my eatings.  I'm new at this whole thing, so expect the format to change a couple times, and feel free to shout out things you want to see or questions you want answered.

Let's go down this delicious road together.


  1. Ben! I love your blog! I just went to it for the first time today and it is AMAZING! I'm insanely jealous of your ramen escapades. I hope you're enjoying your time in Osaka, and I can't wait to see you at the next Q!


  2. Thank you so much for your blog!!

    I just found it and unfortunately just came back from Osaka a couple days ago! Shoot, wish I found it sooner. My husband and I are huge fans of ramen, especially tonkotsu!! Can't wait to read all of your blogs!

  3. Thanks for the support! Even if you're not in Osaka I hope you can enjoy the vicarious food long as you're not hungry when you read it.

  4. My wife and I will be traveling to Osaka and Kyoto in November. can't wait! I love reading through your blog. I'd like to see a top ten list or maybe a must-try for each style of ramen...only because you have sooo many places it would be good to have some synopsis

    1. Thanks! I've thought about making a best of list before, so if people find it useful I'll probably go ahead and make one.

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