goramen, gofundme

Some sad news from Ramen Shack owner and ramen burger innovator Keizo Shimamoto: Due to recents events involving COVID-19 and the closure of all three of my businesses (Ramen Shack, Ramen Burger, Shimamoto Noodle), I would like to help raise funds for my employees most affected and also help out my past employees that are…

new york ramen school!

“A once-in-a-lifetime ramen school will be coming to New York in November.” What else do you need to know? This special event will run from Nov 13 to 17 in New York. You’ll get a crash course in 5 different kinds of Broth, Tare, Toppings, Aroma Oils, and Noodles. Meet Keizo Shimamoto of Ramen Burger…

ramen shack – brooklyn, ny

New York. 5 days. 1 stomach. 8 bowls of ramen. Day 2: dinner time! I’ve been looking forward to tonight for a long, long time. If you’re a ramen fan, you’ve probably heard the story of Keizo Shimamoto, a ramen fan who took his love of ramen to the next level. A few years ago,…

ramen chef Keizo Shimamoto on Conan tonight

Tune in to Conan O’brien tonight to see ramen chef and Ramen Burger creator Keizo Shimamoto as he makes Ramen Burgers with Conan and teaches everyone proper ramen-eating techniques! On TBS at 11pm, or 10 Central. Check your TV guide!

ramen cake!

The ramen burger has been on the east coast, the west coast, and now, Hawaii. But are you ready for ramen cake? No, it’s not cake made from ramen. It’s a cake made to look like ramen. Really cool, creative stuff. And for the ambitious, here’s a “how to” video. Lots more pics of different…

ramen rating: ikemen the dip ramen – hollywood, ca

One of the first things you’ll notice when you at Ikemen is the posters proclaiming their mantra: “No Ramen, No Life.” Owned by Shigetoshi “Sean” Nakamura, also known as one of the “Four Ramen Devas” in Japan, Ikemen is no run-of-the-mill ramen shop. I’ve been looking forward this for months after rameniac broke the news…

ramen rating: kintaro ramen – vancouver, bc

Kintaro Ramen…one of the “big three” of Vancouver’s ramen zone. Kintaro is a no-nonsense ramenya with an open kitchen. While its competitor Benkei Ramen has obviously spent some time on its interior decorating, Kintaro settles for bare, concrete walls. The ramen chefs dwell silently behind the counter, working efficiently and quietly. The waitresses clump near…

staying afloat during the pandemic

Interesting story about a ramen chain’s attempts to stay alive during the pandemic. And the ramen-as-a-burger (as opposed to the ramen burger) looks delicious! (It’s in Japanese but English subtitles are available).

tampopo on the big screen(!) and other links

Any ramen fan who hasn’t watched Tampopo, the movie on ramen (I’ve seen it at least a half dozen times!), now’s your chance to see it on the big screen. The 4k Restored version is running at Film Forum in NY for the next 2 weeks. While you’re in NY, why not stop by for…

pie dog – fullerton, ca

Waitasec…this isn’t ramen…what th– Ok, let me take a moment to shill for my buddies’ new restaurant, Pie Dog. They’re doing a soft opening this Friday and Saturday (2/27 & 2/28), AND you get 25% off from 6 to 10pm! Time to eat and drink up! (If you miss the soft opening, they’ll be back…