It all comes down to this. We’ve said goodbye to Kiyomizu and cosplay in the semi-finals. Now all that is left is to cast one final vote. Only one can win, the loser will be washed down the drain on our memories, never to be remembered. View the up-to-date full bracket here.
Ramen vs Onsen
Food vs Traditional Culture
Our final features two boiling hot teams coming off decisive victories. Cosplay stayed in the bath too long and wound up all pruny, and Kiyomizu Temple’s breathtaking scenery gave in to hunger and went home. Only two contestants remain!
Ramen features strong players: chashu brings home the bacon, egg is no chicken, and noodles bend but don’t break. These ingredients will need to come together and prove themselves as a team or else they will be in hot water. Will they bring their A-set game to the tournament?
Onsen has drowned and washed away all of its foes so far. It has soaked the competition and hung it out to dry. In the final round, will the mighty mineral bath throw in the towel, or strangle its opponent with it?
Can onsen overboil the pasta pretender? Or will ramen retain its culinary crown?