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Are You Up for the Challenge? Try Some of the Spiciest Ramen in Tokyo!

The Japanese, in general, don’t tend to like spicy food as much as other countries. Indian and Korean restaurants sometimes “tone down” their level of spice to adhere to local tastes, and what restaurants warn as “spicy” usually tends to be quite mild. With the exception of Curry House CoCo Ichibanya, which does add a…

Love Wasabi? Try Out These 3 Other Spicy Condiments in Japan!

When it comes to spicy condiments in Japanese cuisine, the first thing people may think of is wasabi (わさび). Some people may argue that wasabi is not technically spicy since it does not burn the tongue and throat, but instead, causes a slight stinging sensation in the nose. Nevertheless, wasabi is a favorite condiment among…

Seven Treasures Mala Soup: So Spicy Food does Exist in Japan!

Fall is approaching and what better to warm oneself up than with a tongue and gut numbing hot and spicy soup? Personally I love this clear spicy broth and can have it any day in any season (though no one seems to know what I’m rambling on about when I mention steamboat)! Seven Treasures, read…

Do You Know These Kinds of Ramen?

When visitors come to Japan, almost of them want to eat ramen. It is no exaggeration to say that Ramen is a part of new Japanese culture. Ramen history Do you know when and where Japanese ramen was born? In the Edo Period, one confucian visited Japan. His name was Zyu Zyiyu. That time, he…