Sometimes the best things in the world hide themselves from the common man’s eye. It’s no wonder why people spend lives to look for hidden treasures. And let’s not forget the hipster belief that the harder to find, the better. Normally I’d call bull on that. But the Ichiran in one of the hidden streets in Shinjuku contains one of the best–if not the best–ramen in the world.
Before, the thought of eating something black didn’t appeal to me. Only a few things seemed black, edible, and delicious: Oreos, dark chocolate, coffee… So imagine when I heard of charcoal froyo. First reaction: WTF? People eat anything nowadays. But the moment I went to BLK 513, I emerged from my cave and into the light.