Ramen tasting tour in Tokyo, Japan

Inside Fisherman's Cove ramen restaurant - photo by Rob McFarland

Inside Fisherman’s Cove ramen restaurant – photo by Rob McFarland

Traveller, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia – Nov 30, 2019

Frank Striegl is a walking advert for the nutritional merits of ramen. As the author of one of Tokyo’s leading ramen blogs (5amramen.com), the fit, lean 35-year-old eats around 350 bowls a year. Clearly, that wasn’t enough because in 2017 he started offering ramen tasting tours and recently he launched a ramen cooking experience.

Depending on which source you believe, Tokyo has anywhere between 4000 and 10,000 ramen restaurants. So how on earth did he narrow it down to three to visit on this Ultimate Ramen Tasting Tour? “It’s a combination of my favourites and the ones that provide the best experience,” he explains.

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