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2014 Ramen Round-Up: LA Edition

2014 Ramen Round-Up: LA Edition

I love San Francisco, but when it comes to ramen, my city’s got nothing on LA. Maybe I’m biased because I lived there for 3 years and ate a shit-ton of ramen in my spare time. And maybe if I put LA head to head with San Mateo instead (15 miles south of SF), we’d … Continue reading

2014 Ramen Round-Up: Outside California Edition

2014 Ramen Round-Up: Outside California Edition

It’s true, California (including Northern California) has a lot of ramen. But I also like to sample the local varieties when I go out of state (and of course, when I’m so lucky, out of the country). Here are twelve bowls–mostly of ramen, plus some other noodle delicacies–I’ve eaten outside California in the past couple of years. One … Continue reading

2014 Ramen Round-Up: Bay Area Edition

2014 Ramen Round-Up: Bay Area Edition

Over two years ago I posted photos of 12 bowls of ramen and other noodle soup dishes I had consumed in the year after I came back from living in Japan. While it had been my intention to eventually publish “12 More Bowls of Ramen” or something to that effect, life got in the way of doing so in … Continue reading

12 Bowls of Ramen

12 Bowls of Ramen

As you know, I’m basically addicted to ramen. And even though I moved back from Japan almost a year ago, I still made sure to eat a lot of it. The following is my year in ramen–plus one hiyashi chuuka, one tsukemen, and one Okinawa soba–consumed at multiple local establishments in California and Hawaii. No full-length reviews … Continue reading

Friday fun-day

Friday fun-day

First off, I’ve had this song stuck in my head since my last post. Such an old-school jam! Takes me right back to the summer before junior year of high school. J-Lo is lookin’ fly as ever and Ja Rule… well, Ja Rule has always been, um, Ja Rule. I’ve decided to make today’s update … Continue reading

Ramen Part I (Okinawa’s dearth of/Kouryu Ramen)

Ramen Part I (Okinawa’s dearth of/Kouryu Ramen)

Okinawa ain’t got much going for itself in terms of ramen. That is because instead Okinawans take pride in their soba, a noodle soup dish indigenous to the islands that is nothing like the thin buckwheat noodles that you’re probably envisioning. But the topic of soba we’ll save for another day. Right now, it’s all … Continue reading