It's that time again. But first, let's go eat some ramen.
Banana was heading back to NY today so I wanted to meet her for lunch before she left. Without much time and without much thought we hopped into a local chuuka shop cuz their plastic ramen in the window looked pretty darn good.
You won't find shops like Shu-En (秀苑) listed in the ramen database, but it's shops like these that actually made ramen what it is today. And I give them all much respect.
Shu-En's most popular ramen is the Sanmaa-men (サンマー麺).
As do I. Ain't it beautiful...
Old school toy shop!
I can't believe I woke up so early. Especially since I know it's gonna be one of those nights.
After prepping basa for the night, I went to take care of some biz in bunkyo-ku.
Then grabbed another bowl at Gyorai (魚雷) in Kasuga. The last time I was here was almost two years ago when it first opened.
It tasted the same, maybe even a little better.
The katsuobushi flavor is intense, in a good way. And I swear they put some in the noodles.
It just so happened that our bounenkai coincided with Katsu's one-year anniversary party. And it was a lot tamer than last year...our bounenkai that is. But Katsu's party was crazy!
From what I remember...