Takumi Ito, the manager of Hide-chan Ramen in Manhattan, grew up on Chef Hideto Kawahara's father's ramen in the south of Japan.
Four years after helping Hide-chan bring his Hakata-style ramen to New York, Takumi reflects on New York's own "ramen lifestyle." While it's his job to introduce newcomers to the Hakata-style ramen that has made Hide-chan famous, Ito has noticed that New Yorkers have a particular way of eating ramen that he never knew when he was slurping noodles in his hometown.
© Soundtrack credit: "Tokyo" composed and performed by The Books. Recording courtesy of Temporary Residence.