Season 2 "Food"
Aired: July 24, 2015
Episode #01: Ramen
This show features the new faces of Tokyo, where many professionals gather creating the Tokyo culture with their passion and technology.
Today we introduce Mr. Satoshi Ikuta, the founder of “Ramen Nagi”; the place first opened in Shinjuku, Tokyo, and now has also advanced to other Asian countries. The characteristic of “Ramen Nagi” is the soup made from “Niboshi”. Niboshi is a food ingredient made of dried fish, and is popular in Japan. Mr. Ikuta had spent many years searching for a way to “make ramen that will surprise the customers,” and found this Niboshi Ramen. We will show you the secret behind this soup and the passion of Mr. Ikuta, who invented the taste of “Ramen Nagi.”
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