Somewhere out in Chiba, there is a ramen school. But it's not just any ramen school. It's where the best of the best share their fabled ramen secrets.
Sponsored by the bowl-cut ramen geek himself, Ishigami-san, the Ramen Dojo consists of a 15-day course taught by twelve master ramen chefs.
And today I got to tag along with Jiraigen Boss as his assistant.
And although I had to teach some of my secrets, I learned a whole lot more in return.
Miso Curry Ramen from Junki (北海とんこつら～めん純輝八千代店).
Back to school.
Afterwards we stopped by Tenunwariniari (背脂野菜ドカ盛りラーメン天運我に有り八千代店) a.k.a. the shop formerly known as Jimmy for a taste test.
And to see if Jiraigen Boss approves.
Then Jiraigen Boss took me to one of his favorite shops in Chiba.
It's like ET but not ET.
I think I've earned my ramen black-belt for the day...