The Empty Bowl Ramen Tour, Japan

The sights, sounds and tastes of Tokyo and Osaka as interpreted by a wide open lens on a Canon 5D Mark II.

Nothing beats a tasty bowl of ramen on a steamy and muggy Tokyo evening. The noodles, cooked al dente, the broth ladened and ladled with secret (inevitably oily) sauces, can be thick, thin, heavy, light, spicy or bland - the choices are yours, and are all part of the fun of ramening.

It is a hats-off-to-the-chef type of gesture to raise your bowl and finish the broth if a bowl is particularly enjoyed. My quest in this Empty Bowl Ramen Tour was to seek out and find as many bowls worthy of emptying as possible - in a city with more than 5000 ramen restaurants, finding enough shops to taste test for a month was not a problem....and then I went to Osaka!

Many thanks to all the participating ramen shops and welcoming staff...most every bowl was emptied!

Feel free to leave a comment below - would love to see who is viewing and from what part of the world this video finds its way to...Happy RAMENING!

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