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Old May 15, 19, 4:44 pm
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Thanks to a personal recommendation, I ended up at a Ringer Hut Premium and had a no noodle champon that didn’t feature on the English menu. Lots of vegetables, and it certainly hit the spot.

The Low Carb movement is definitely gaining momentum as even Yoshinoya has introduced their own lower carb offering
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles...0m/0bu/008000c
I think they call it the Rizap Beef Salad.
My own issue would be the beans as I don’t consider kidney beans or chickpeas (garbanzos) to be low carb, but these should be easy enough to discard.
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Old May 15, 19, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by LapLap View Post
Thanks to a personal recommendation, I ended up at a Ringer Hut Premium and had a no noodle champon that didnít feature on the English menu. Lots of vegetables, and it certainly hit the spot.
When you say RH Premium, are you talking about their My Chanpon locations?
If so, yes My Chanpon RH's are excellent. It's a different level of topping quality than regular Ringer Huts.
They only have a few locations unfortunately.
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Old May 15, 19, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by evergrn View Post
When you say RH Premium, are you talking about their My Chanpon locations?.
Premium Ringer Huts are different from the My Champon Ringer Huts. Premium branches have an expanded menu - there are options for extra vegetables, and there's also a non-noodled version. There seem to be three Premium locations in Tokyo, in prime locations, and one My Champon location (in the middle of Katsushika-ku).
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Old May 15, 19, 9:53 pm
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Originally Posted by lobsterdog View Post
Premium Ringer Huts are different from the My Champon Ringer Huts. Premium branches have an expanded menu - there are options for extra vegetables, and there's also a non-noodled version. There seem to be three Premium locations in Tokyo, in prime locations, and one My Champon location (in the middle of Katsushika-ku).
I see, Iíll have to check the Premium then.
Most regular Ringer Huts in Kanto are sort of disappointing. Iíve had MyChampon in Nagasaki and Kanagawa, and those are great... you can get heaps of fresh-tasting veggie toppings.
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Old May 16, 19, 12:25 am
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Originally Posted by lobsterdog View Post
Premium Ringer Huts are different from the My Champon Ringer Huts. Premium branches have an expanded menu - there are options for extra vegetables, and there's also a non-noodled version. There seem to be three Premium locations in Tokyo, in prime locations, and one My Champon location (in the middle of Katsushika-ku).
Exactly this. Thanks!

The big drawback - for us - to Premium Ringer Huts is that they donít offer a childís meal (okosama) even though these do feature on the online Ringer Hut menus.
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Old May 16, 19, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by LapLap View Post
Thanks to a personal recommendation, I ended up at a Ringer Hut Premium and had a no noodle champon that didnít feature on the English menu. Lots of vegetables, and it certainly hit the spot.
I've never noticed this chain in my travels throughout Japan but apparently they have a location in San Jose, California. Unsurprisingly, they also have two locations in Hawaii. No Ringer Hut Premium in Kansai, though

The Low Carb movement is definitely gaining momentum as even Yoshinoya has introduced their own lower carb offering
I saw this news come across my Twitter feed and it does seem like a more guilt free way of enjoying Yoshinoya's gyudon. However, if I've made the long and expensive trek all the way to Japan, I'm pretty sure I'll just stick with the regular gyudon. If I was living there, I could see swapping one out for the low carb version once in awhile.

FWIW, they sell Yoshinoya branded frozen packages of sliced beef here in States, which tides me over for my gyudon fix in between visits to Japan.
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Old May 16, 19, 11:29 am
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How about Gen-Chan? Liked it in Odaiba pretty much (dunno how much of chain it is, but several across Tokyo)
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Pleased to see that, although it took a while, Ootoya made the list. It's only the only chain I've run into in Japan that lists calorie count on its menu for each item.
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Originally Posted by kevincrumbs View Post
I've never noticed this chain in my travels throughout Japan but apparently they have a location in San Jose, California. Unsurprisingly, they also have two locations in Hawaii. No Ringer Hut Premium in Kansai, though
I've been to the one in San Jose a few times. Was probably ~10yrs ago. The San Jose menu is quite extensive, much more items than regular Ringer Huts in Jpn. Always had saraudon (the crispy noodle with toppings on it) and felt it was on par with an average RH in Tokyo.
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It's BK-geddon, or maybe BK-pocalypse, as Burger King Japan closes more than 20% of their branches this month. https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2...eyplus-bus_all
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Old May 17, 19, 10:52 am
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It's BK-geddon, or maybe BK-pocalypse, as Burger King Japan closes more than 20% of their branches this month. https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2...eyplus-bus_all
Again!?

It wasn’t so long ago that BK returned to Japan.

Burger King Tokyo Friday

Still, BK’s successful return was questioned by a few regulars on this forum in that thread. Took about 10 years. (See post #25 )

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