Ultimate TOKYO RAMEN Tour! RAMEN EXPERT Reveals the Best Noodle Spots in Town!

  • Published on:  1/6/2019
  • 🎥JAPAN $100 STREET FOOD CHALLENGE! » https://youtu.be/An6cuIMTgxo🍜Go on your own Tokyo Ramen Tour with Frank! » https://tokyobyfood.com/listings/tast...🛵Learn more about Onetrip’s Vietnam tours » http://bit.ly/BEFRSOnetrip💗SUPPORT OUR MISSION » http://bit.ly/BestEverPatreonSpecial thanks to Frank Striegl (@5amramen) for slurping ramen with me all day. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -HOW TO ORDER RAMEN: Step 1. Select your ramen of choice and get ticket from the vending machine | Step 2: Give ticket to the chef and wait for your ramen to arrive » THE RAMEN1. AOBA GAKUGEI DAIGAKU: Classic Tsukemen (dry ramen)ADDRESS: 2-21-14 Takaban, Meguro-ku, Tokyo OPEN: 11AM - 11PM 🍜BROTH: The broth includes shoyu, kelp, pork for richness, and most importantly, niboshi (dried boiled fish - sardines or anchovies).NOODLES: The broth is typically prepared first due to the amount of time it takes to prepare. The fresh noodles are boiled for a short period and placed in a bowl separately from the broth. The toppings go in last, on top of and into the broth. 💸PRICE: 8.59 USD/950 JPY----2. RAMEN NAGI BUTAO: Red Ramen + Black Ramen ADDRESS: 1 Chome-3-1 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tōkyō-to 150-0011OPEN: 11AM - 12AM | Sundays and Holidays: 11AM - 10PM 🍜Ramen Nagi Butao has a few signature types of ramen: original (white); red ramen with minced pork, spicy miso and a little yakiniku sauce; black ramen with charred minced pork, squid, yogurt and garlic chips; and green ramen with cheese, bacon and basil. 💸PRICE: 7.96 USD/880 JPY ----3. NIIGATA SANPOUTEI TOKYO LABORATORY: Chinese Tofu Ramen ADDRESS: 2 Chome-44-5 Kamimeguro, Meguro, Tokyo 153-0051 OPEN: Weekdays: 11:30AM - 03:30PM + 05:30PM - 11:30PM | Weekends and Holidays: 11:30AM - 11:30PM🍜ZENTORO MABOMEN (SPICY TOFU RAMEN): You need douban (fermented broad beans and chili paste) and douchi (fermented black beans) to make this dish. It’s meant to be spicy and almost sticky. There should also be minced pork. Add thick ramen noodles to the mabo-dofu dish. 🍜SANRATANMEN (HOT AND SOUR RAMEN): Black pepper, red peppers (tougarashi) and a sourness from vinegar come together in the broth. Toppings include wood ear mushrooms, bamboo shoots and tofu. Thinner noodles are used here. 🍜CHICKEN RICH RAMEN: They use high-grade chicken with a lot of collagen. The broth is comprised of several vegetables, which are blended into the thick and creamy chicken broth. Add some lemon for acidity.💸PRICE: ZENTORO MABOMEN: 9.22 USD/1,000 JPY | SANRATANMEN: 8.76 USD/950 JPY | CHICKEN RICH RAMEN: 9.03 USD/980 JPY ----4. MENYA FUJISHIRO: Chicken Broth RamenADDRESS: 2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo OPEN: 11AM-11PM | Sunday: 11AM - 6:30PM🍜CHICKEN BROTH RAMEN: First, add soy sauce kelp and additional seasoning to broth. The main ingredient in the soup is chicken from Daisen, Japan (“Daisen-jidori”). Daisen is a mountainous area in Tottori, famous for its high-grade chicken. The soup includes roasted beef ribs and sardines. In addition to the standard egg, green onion, kamoboko (fish cake), and seaweed toppings, they sprinkle on fried garlic. The noodles are thin and straight.💸PRICE: 8.86 USD/980 JPY - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -💬COME SAY HI:INSTAGRAM » http://bit.ly/BestEverInstagramFACEBOOK » http://bit.ly/BEFRSFacebook💗SUPPORT OUR MISSION: Patreon is a platform that allows people to support creators on a recurring basis. Your contribution is an investment in the creative freedom of my channel and enables me to keep my content authentic and uninterrupted. Your generous donation allows me the time and resources to create more videos for you. We also have some pretty sweet rewards, exclusive to Patreon Bestys. » http://bit.ly/BestEverPatreon🥒ABOUT BEFRS:Hey, I’m Sonny! I’m from the US but currently call Vietnam home. I’ve been living in Asia for 10 years and started making food and travel videos to document my experiences. People either enjoyed my undeniable charm or enjoyed watching me eat things like coconut worms, and thus Best Ever Food Review Show came to be. I travel to different parts of the world, hunting down and documenting the most unique food each country has to offer. If you see any factual food errors in my videos, please feel free to politely let me know in the comments. I'm a huge fan of trying different, interesting foods in each country. My show is from a Western point of view, but more importantly, MY point of view. It is not meant to offend any person or culture.Don’t forget to subscribe to Best Ever Food Review Show, so we can connect through food and travel and become Bestys!- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -🎬CREDITS:DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY » Bret HamiltonCAMERA OPERATOR » Nguyễn Tân KhảiVIDEO EDITOR » Lê Anh ĐỗCOLOR & MASTER » Dương Quốc HuyPRODUCER » Huỳnh Hà MyFor business inquiries, please email: team.befrs@gmail.com


  • 5 AM Ramen 5 months ago

    Thank you so much for the collab, Sonny! Come back to Tokyo for some more ramen! (I can always have one more bowl...)

  • PRINGZ 10 days ago

    I had a tour with you in march and it was one of my favourite things I did at my 1 month Japan journey :)

  • Mohammed Robin 4 months ago

    Lol Ramen Remolds is a great nickname

  • manny greywolfsdb 5 months ago

    3,000 - 4000 Ramen Shops in Tokyo alone?! That's like 1 ramen shop a day for 10 yrs! And there is still Sapporo, Fukuoka, Yokohama, Nagasaki, etc... If I win lotto, I gotta at least stay there for 5 years and try to taste them all. :)

  • Mason Hamberg 2 months ago

    lived in japan for 3 so far. im no where near 500 shops. better make it 10 years:D

  • lord electron 2 months ago


  • Lavar_Ball 5 months ago

    Tour guide looks like the asian Jerry Seinfeld

  • Atlis 18 days ago

    Lavar_Ball weird I thought it was Barry Bee, but now I see it

  • Love is Love 1 months ago

    He's not Asian

  • Backyard Destoryer 5 months ago

    "So put on your pants with elastic waistbands because we're eating big in Tokyo Japan" 😂😂 alright Dr. Seuss

  • Madara Uchiha 24 days ago

    That was impressive nonetheless

  • Simon C 5 months ago

    Do you know what's illegal? Many people just eat the noodle, not drinking the soup and all let them throw away, especially in North America. The soup is where all the hardwork is.....and people just not finishing it.

  • Alex Jiang 1 months ago

    white people tingz

  • Nick Raph 2 months ago

    @ironpython1492 what do you mean? It's normal view in japan seeing people drink the soup right out of the bowl once they finished the noodles

  • jeithhnsm 5 months ago

    Watching this in the middle of the night was a bad idea

  • gonzisonsbc 18 hours ago

    Yeah I'm hungry now.

  • Christine Johnson 5 days ago

    😂 same here

  • Gangsta Wafflez 2 days ago

    Wonder if he actually eats the whole meal.... hardly get to see a clean plate cam always cuts away to them eating at another place. Hopefully you're not wasteful

  • Secret bun 5 months ago

    what you wanna be when you grow up?Frank: **I WANNA BE A RAMEN EXPERT**

  • v Omni-King 4 months ago

    BRO I JUST NOTICEDwere DaFuQ are your eyebrows my guy🤔

  • Mike Georgius 2 months ago

    We been wondering about for a while now. He does bring it up. I think he's very self conscious about it...

  • v Omni-King 2 months ago


  • Onslot X 10 days ago

    The black one has squid ink, you know, kinda like spaghetti al nero di seppia.IS THAT A JOJO REFERENCE?!