It’s been almost 20 years since the original Iron Chef series was televised on the Food Network. Since then, trying the cuisine from each of those chefs has been on my bucket list. Just last month, I went to finish my personal “Iron Chef Grand Slam” at Masahiko Kobe’s Ristorante Massa located in Ebisu. Allez Cuisine!
If you’re a pop culture aficionado, there are probably some movies or tv shows you love that you have watched more than a handful of times. For the most rewatchable on your list, here are a few tips on how you can turn your favorites movies and shows into a fun day trip on your next vacation.
In early 2018, the food documentary Ramen Heads (ラーメンヘッズ) was released in Japan and the US. Being the over-prepared travel planner that I am, I decided to map out all of the locations from the documentary so I could potentially hit up a couple of these locations the next time I’m jonesing for some good ramen in the Tokyo Area. Listed below are the names and addresses of the places shown in the movie, with a google map at the end so you can easily find your way to these places as well.
In March 2017, a food-centric show from Japan called Samurai Gourmet (Nobushi no Gurume 野武士のグルメ) appeared on Netflix in the US. It’s an easy-going show full of heart that I would recommend for anyone interested in Japanese food, but I was noticing as I was watching that they were filming at real places, not sets. So listed below are the names and addresses of the places eaten in Samurai Gourmet Season 1, with a google map at the end so you can easily find your way to these places as well.