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Shuji Nakamura’s “Another Day for Ramen Shops”

IPPUDO JAPAN Shuji Nakamura’s “Another Day for Ramen Shops” May 21, 2018 There is a middle-aged man named Shuji Nakamura in Fukuoka. He updates his own columns on Facebook every single day. His messages, sometimes serious and sometimes full of barnyard humor, hit the nail on the head and attract lots of fans nationwide. Now Nakamura has started writing a series of essays about ramen on IPPUDO OUTSIDE. When you read his column, I’m sure you’ll want to grab somebody and go to some ramen place! (Editorial) WORDS by SHUJI NAKAMURA ILLUSTRATION by TAKOYAKIX Special Thanks MARUHA NICHIRO CORPORATION I…

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A collaboration between a film launched from Fukuoka “Gachi-Boshi (Riding Uphill)” and Ippudo! An Interview with Kan Eguchi, the director, and Kenichi Abe, the leading actor.

IPPUDO JAPAN A collaboration between a film launched from Fukuoka “Gachi-Boshi (Riding Uphill)” and Ippudo! An Interview with Kan Eguchi, the director, and Kenichi Abe, the leading actor. May 16, 2018 Struggle, struggle, struggle! What the audience saw on the screen was professional cyclists dripping in sweat and practising hard with tough instructors in ferocious, heated races. “Gachi-Boshi (Riding Uphill)” was the very first film directed by Eguchi Kan, the director of “KOO-KI”, a film production company based in Fukuoka. On the night of April 6, a day before its first release at Nakasu Taiyo Movie Theater in Fukuoka, a…

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IPPUDO NY has carried off a new style of presenting Japanese food, in collaboration with Hakkaisan sake. 02

IPPUDO JAPAN IPPUDO NY has carried off a new style of presenting Japanese food, in collaboration with Hakkaisan sake. 02 May 17, 2018 New York attracts various colorful descriptions, such as “intersection of business, fashion and art”, “cutting-edge trend city” or “melting-pot.” Yet every day, a new moniker emerges – perhaps because New York is a setting for intense competition. New trends emerge one after another, and more than the same number disappears. IPPUDO NY opened its first location here in 2008 and has always sought to deliver something new to its sophisticated customers, with the cool interiors, chic staff…

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IPPUDO NY has carried off a new style of presenting Japanese food, in collaboration with Hakkaisan sake. 01

IPPUDO JAPAN IPPUDO NY has carried off a new style of presenting Japanese food, in collaboration with Hakkaisan sake. 01 May 17, 2018 New York attracts various colorful descriptions, such as “intersection of business, fashion and art”, “cutting-edge trend city” or “melting-pot.” Yet every day, a new moniker emerges – perhaps because New York is a setting for intense competition. New trends emerge one after another, and more than the same number disappears. IPPUDO NY opened its first location here in 2008 and has always sought to deliver something new to its sophisticated customers, with the cool interiors, chic staff…

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The “fortunate” way to get along with ramen by Naru Narumi, author of “Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles”

IPPUDO JAPAN The “fortunate” way to get along with ramen by Naru Narumi, author of “Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles” March 14, 2018 An animation called “Ms. Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles” which is shown on TOKYO Ippudo and other related stations since January 2018 is becoming the talk of the town. As the title suggests, this is a story of a high school girl, Koizumi san, who happens to love ramen dearly and she would visit ramen shops which actually exist and shows off her knowledge and passion for ramen like a fanatic. In the fourth episode titled “Red or…

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“My Future” which a bowl of ramen opened up. Visiting Mr. Kimura, the champion of the 3rd “Ramen Championship”.

IPPUDO JAPAN “My Future” which a bowl of ramen opened up. Visiting Mr. Kimura, the champion of the 3rd “Ramen Championship”. November 29, 2017  In May 2015, at some Ippudo stores they offered a limited ramen called “Umami Nori Dashi Soba”. Do you know that this was a bowl of ramen created by a ramen chef who had no connection whatsoever with Ippudo. Actually, this ramen was the winner of “Ramen Championship”, a creative ramen contest organized by Chikaranomoto Holdings which operates Ippudo. This time “Ramen Championship” has changed its name to “World Ramen Grand Prix” and this year is…

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Masters of Japanese sake at the Ippudo stand once a month!

IPPUDO JAPAN Masters of Japanese sake at the Ippudo stand once a month! June 16, 2017 I dropped by for Sakagura Night, the special event for Japanese sake. The Ippudo Tenjin Nishi-dori Stand, which opened in Tenjin, Fukuoka City in February 2017, began hosting special Sakagura Night events every 4th Thursday, starting in May. A different master brewer is invited each time, from one of the many sakagura (sake breweries) in the Fukuoka region. As you sip the delicious sake, let the brewer tell you how it’s done, and reveal the characteristics of each variety, providing new understanding of its…

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One bowl of passionate noodle created by revolutionaries eaten in Ikeda, the place where instant ramen was invented. The amazing confidential story behind its development.

IPPUDO JAPAN One bowl of passionate noodle created by revolutionaries eaten in Ikeda, the place where instant ramen was invented. The amazing confidential story behind its development. November 20, 2017 At Ippudo Ikeda store in Ikeda-shi, Osaka, there is a soy sauce ramen called “Momofuku Motoaji (original taste)” which you can only have here in all of Japan. Actually, this ramen is deeply connected with Mr. Momofuku Ando, the founder of Nissin Foods and inventor of chicken ramen. It is not just a coincidence that there is a “Cup Noodle Museum Ikeda, Osaka” within walking distance from the Ikeda store….

2017-09-05

From Hakata to the World: the Secret of the “Japanese Wonder” IPPUDO NY Continues to Roll Out 01

IPPUDO USAFrom Hakata to the World: the Secret of the “Japanese Wonder” IPPUDO NY Continues to Roll Out September 5, 2017Ever since they launched Ramen Dining “IPPUDO” in East Village in March 2008, which was their very first overseas venue, the IPPUDO NY team has been striving to make “RAMEN” to take roots in Manhattan. The staff at this restaurant has been rolling out many surprises including their uniforms by Engineered Garments and Ramen event held in collaboration with Marvel. What are they aiming for and are up to now, to secure support here in New York, where the best…