Tag Archives: ramen

Noodles and Broth

Chewy noodles and meaty broth. A hot bowl of ramen makes my belly happy.
Add pork belly and a soft-boiled egg. Heaven.

It’s a pleasure to look for the best ramen in any city.
This time: San Diego.

#kvpinmybelly Spicy Ramen at Yakyudori in #SanDiego. Tasty, chewy noodles. NOM!
I loved the spicy miso broth and the thick noodles at Yakyudori.

#kvpinmybelly Spicy Sesame Ramen at Tajima in #SanDiego Kearny Mesa. Subbed out ground pork for tofu. NOM! #ramenlove
The spicy sesame broth knocked me off my feet at Tajima. They were able to replace the ground pork with tofu when I needed to abstain from meat for Lent.

Smoked bacon and a hot dog paired nicely with noodles in my Underbelly Ramen bowl at Underbelly. I could have used another scoop of broth.

Rich, tender oxtail chunks made me melt in the Belly of the Beast bowl.

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Comfort Food on the Silver Screen

Growing up, I remember craving instant ramen for breakfast. My dad wouldn’t let me. He said it didn’t have any nutrients.

As a grown-up, I eat instant ramen whenever I want to – breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s my comfort food for all seasons. After a bad day at work, slurping up the noodles makes me feel better. When I have a cold, the savory broth soothes my throat.

I have this “anything goes” attitude when it comes to my instant ramen. I like to add fried eggs and butter to the hot noodles. I also mix in leftover veggies to the broth.

This is one of my favorite ramen mash-ups: Chicken mushroom-flavored powder, salami slices and Dijon mustard. Yum!
Ramen and Salami

When possible, I love fresh ramen. My favorite spot for handmade noodles is Sapporo-ya in San Francisco’s Japantown. This is my personal ramen heaven: a window seat at Sapporo-ya, where I can do some people-watching on the street below and gazing at steam rising from a big bowl of hot broth, noodles, veggies, meat and seafood.

Now my comfort food is taking center stage in a new movie, “The Ramen Girl.” I found out about the film on the Official Ramen Homepage

If I didn’t have any attachments in the U.S., I’d head to Japan and learn how to make the perfect bowl of ramen.

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