Friday, February 5

Ramen-rific


Any of you who have had the luck to travel to Japan may now just how obsessed the country is with ramen, that lovely Chinese noodle bowl dish.

This past week the NY Times had a nice and reeeeeally extensive feature of the ramen chops and culture of Tokyo. Imagine entering a shop....

"From then on there is only one sound — the slurping of noodles. Oh, it’s punctuated by the occasional happy hum of a diner chewing pork or guzzling the fat-flecked broth, or even by the faint chatter of the chef’s radio, but it’s the slurps that take center stage, long and loud and enthusiastic, showing appreciation for the chef’s m├ętier even as they cool the noodles down to edible temperature."

The slideshow is mouth watering.

AY

3 comments:

Etta said...

Have you seen the movie Tampopo? It's all about food and noodle soup. Do not watch on an empty stomach.

a.s.yang said...

Yes, Tampopo! It came to mind immediately upon the mention of slurping noodles in the article....

-Will Capellaro (Fall 09 E/Food alumni) said...

There is good ramen in town at a place called Cocoro in River North:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/cocoro-restaurant-chicago

I'm a veg so I get the miso yasai (miso + lots of vegetables), but they have excellent shoyu (soy sauce) and shio (salt) ramen as well, just get without the slab o' pork.