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10 October 2010 @ 12:48 am
Sometimes I don't know what to write here  
I've had this open for a while and not posted anything. Well, I'll leave it open for a while longer and see if I can think of anything to write. I knew I had something I wanted to post earlier, but I don't remember what they were.

We're in Fukuoka at the moment, as I'm sure you could tell from the tag. If you ask a Japanese person what that means, they'll say "Hakata," and Hakata means ramen[1]. Not the stuff that college students eat, of course, but real ramen. One of the people I know in Japan is somewhat of a ramen expert (Japanese ラーメン師, "ramen master," or at least that's what I called him when I asked for his advice), so we asked him where to go to get the best Hakata ramen. We've been stuffing ourselves on ramen while we're here, and holy crap it's amazing. I'll need to make real ramen for people when I come back to the States. I have a shōyu ramen recipe that still needs some work, but I should really try to make a good miso ramen. Tonkatsu ramen, while my favorite, requires boiling pork bones and pig fat for several hours and is something I'm unlikely to make any time soon.

[1]: And mentaiko, but I haven't tried that yet.
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q99q99 on October 9th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
Mm, proper ramen.

Though college ramen has it's place.
dorchadasdorchadas on October 12th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC)
I sometimes get cup noodle cravings. I don't know why.

I used to get white rice cravings in the States. That...doesn't happen anymore. :p