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Ramen Alchemist Forms Over 600 Flavors

Ramen Tokyo Greater Tokyo

Hand-dried hybrid noodles? Free-range chickens raised on mineral water? Century-old vats of fermenting soy sauce? This episode of Super Japan on Discovery Channel Asia follows Tokyo-based “Ramen Magician” Kenji Tsukada as he crisscrosses Japan to source top-notch ingredients.

Tsukada’s innovative techniques and obsessive attention to detail are legendary; his newest restaurant, Gyorai (Japanese for torpedo), was named one of Tokyo’s best when it opened in 2011.

Here, he attempts to create an original ramen-inspired dish to present in Singapore.