Once upon a time, I would have to drag my lazy butt 45+ minutes out to Suwanee to get good ramen at Umaido – but no more! Now, there is Hajime on Cheshire Bridge in the Cheshire Square shopping center. Using the same wonderful noodles, and practically the same menu all around, Hajime is a […]


Umaido is a ramenya, a japanese ramen restaurant. When most folks think about ramen, they think of the dirt-cheap instant ramen noodles that many college students subsist on. But in Japan, where ramen has been a popular iconic dish for the past 100 years, ramen is a real food, not some dried crap in a […]

Japan: Eating & Drinking In Tokyo

What follows will be a whirlwind recap of our dining experiences in Tokyo. One of the first things I learned about food culture is the prevalence of replica food. Replica food is a whole sub-industry in Japan because most restaurants utilize them to show off their products. The next thing is something we’ve probably all […]