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Veggie Shoyu Pumpkin Ramen at Tensai Ramen

I tried a new ramen at Tensai Ramen which I haven’t had before. The vegetarian ramen. The menu description: The result: A light soy soup base with pieces of pumpkin with thicker noodles than the tonkotsu noodles. The soup is not as rich as a meat broth, but still very tasty. On top there is […]
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Spreading the ramen love

These last two years ramen has infiltrated the restaurant scene in the Netherlands. When I made Saitou’s movie, my goal was to inspire people to eat and make more ramen. Today I am lucky enough to join the ramen-love-spreading by designing an Amsterdam Ramen Map for bySam.nl. Susam Pang is organizing the first Ramen Festival […]
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Black Tonkotsu at Tensai Ramen Rotterdam

Today I want to talk about my favorite ramen of Tensai Ramen in Rotterdam: Black Tonkotsu Ramen. Just look at this piece of art. Soft, salty, sweet deep lingering flavor in the broth. Chewy noodle texture, which is Hakata style noodles as I see on the menu. A few crunchy menma (bamboo) and crunchy wood […]
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How to make pulled noodles 拉面(lamian)

When dad was in town, he made thick flat pulled noodles. I filmed the process and here is the video:  It’s not a complete recipe, because I don’t know the flour and water measurements. For the people who are good in ‘winging it’. Here are my steps of how I would make it: Pulled […]
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Should a restaurant serve authentic food?

There is a new authentic Japanese ramen spot in town! Tensai Ramen in Rotterdam. The owners, Amy Choi and Chiyong Wong, went to Japan and have mastered the art of Japanese ramen. I was thrilled to try their ramen, so I visited them yesterday and tried the Shio Chin-tan Ramen. It was good, but a […]
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Viral video

So the Magic of Ramen video sort of went viral. After I posted the video on Sunday evening last week, it already had 100 views after 1 hour. I thought, wow my 14 subscribers must really like it, that they are all sharing the video. But apparently a friend posted the video on Reddit and […]
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The Magic of Ramen – Saitou’s movie

video on Youku Finally I can present to you Saitou’s movie: The Magic of Ramen. After hours of editing it is finally done! Thank you Theo for showing us around in your windmill. Thank you Lazy Penguin for helping me shoot and giving me feedback during the process. And thank you Saitou for letting me […]
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Japan Kyoto day 9: cultural differences Japan vs Netherlands

I feel that the photo stories are getting boring, so today I will talk about some interesting things I have noticed. Some cultural differences compared to the Netherlands. Cultural differences – Stay left. In Japan they drive on the left side. Walking on the street is also on the left. Standing still on the escalator […]
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Japan day 3: entertainment in Odaiba

Today we explored the Odaiba area, which has a lot of malls and entertainment stuff. We saw a baby seal who has been petted alot. He is not that fluffy anymore. We also saw the big gundam and a small statue of liberty. In one of the malls they had an interactive arcade themepark called […]
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Yokohama Ramen Saito ~ Authentic Japanese ramen in Schiedam

I made a movie about Toshimi Saitou’s story. The most delicious authentic Japanese ramen in Schiedam? Yes, you read it well. Yokohama Ramen Saito has landed in this small city, next to big brother Rotterdam. Before my visit I was doubtful: “Will this be good ramen?” still remembering the average experiences at some other ramen […]
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