6 Reasons Why Japanese Guys Like to Eat Soba Standing Up!

6 Reasons Why Japanese Guys Like to Eat Soba Standing Up

There’s no doubt that soba is one of the best-loved Japanese noodles. No matter what toppings one chooses, soba itself is tasty, filling and nutritious. You probably already know soba as part of a typical sit-down Japanese meal, but you might be surprised to know that it is also one of Japan’s best-selling fast foods, consumed in huge quantities at standing only ‘tachigui’ bars. But why are tachigui stands so popular with Japanese men?[Continue Reading…]

8 Amazing Japanese Noodle Shops to Enjoy Ramen in Tokyo!

8 Amazing Japanese Noodle Shops to Enjoy Ramen in Tokyo!

Of all Japanese noodles, none is more popular than ramen. But, hang on, I hear you say, isn’t ramen Chinese? The simple answer is yes… and no. Yes, ramen noodles are probably derived from Chinese wheat noodles, but the various ways they’re made and served says more about Japanese cuisine and eating habits. Ramen is very much a Japanese cultural icon. [Continue Reading…]