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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:55 PM

Inspired by this thread, I will use this space to chronicle my ramen adventures.

Tanmen (vegetable ramen) at Kyo-ku
This place is right across the street from my apt. I've only had tanmen and gyoza there, but they both are ridiculously good. I finished all of that myself and found it was a bit too much (at least for lunch). I was going to bike riding after that, but I was so full, I had to go home and sit on the couch instead.
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Shio Ramen (salt) at Kameido Gyoza
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#2 zewone

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Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:58 PM

zewone's ramen adventure :cry: :
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#3 Kastides

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:00 AM

Looks Tastey.. How much did you pay for this meal?

BTW, Japan has alot of "hooks" from when i last visited there.
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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:06 AM

mmmmmmmmmmmm ramen is good, my friends' gf who is chinese made this korean soup I believe with all sorts of vegies and noodles and squid or oct it was yum yum good.
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#5 CheapyD

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:36 AM

Looks Tastey.. How much did you pay for this meal?

BTW, Japan has alot of "hooks" from when i last visited there.


I believe the tanmen was 700yen and the gyoza was 400yen...so about $9.
The next time I went, I skipped the gyoza.
They just started a 700yen lunch set special, but I don't know what it is, cause I can't read it.

What do you mean by "hooks"?

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 12:48 AM

zewone's ramen adventure

lol @ that.


Cheapy, from that picture, I can almost feel the sodium coarse through my veins.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 01:09 AM

zewone's ramen adventure :cry: :
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Maruchan is good, but this is my favorite of all the Ramens...

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#8 2poor

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 01:30 AM

zewone's ramen adventure :cry: :
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i think maruchan is pretty good. my favorite is the shrimp flavor. the msg soup is so tasty.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 03:15 AM

you guys should try shanghai ramen (the word ramen came from chinese noodle, ramen literally means pulled (la) noodle (mien). It's really good.
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Posted 02 December 2005 - 03:22 AM

Real Japanese ramen always looks gross. Its not as good as the cup'a'shit noodles either.

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 03:23 AM

when i asked if we could make topics, I was going to make one on ramen and other japanese foods, but i thought it was a silly idea.

nice to see that you did it instead cheapy

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 04:21 AM

whoa you got inspired by my thread cool. Whoa 9$ for ramen that ramen must freakin own man that looks so good :)
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Posted 02 December 2005 - 05:25 AM

That does look nice, What kind of food place was it, sorta like Olive Garden or like mom' pop's hoagie shop?

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 07:40 AM

Inspired by this thread, I will use this space to chronicle my ramen adventures.

Tanmen (vegetable ramen) at Kyo-ku (will have to double check that restaruant name)
This place is right across the street from my apt. I've only had tanmen and gyoza there, but they both are ridiculously good. I finished all of that myself and found it was a bit too much (at least for lunch). I was going to bike riding after that, but I was so full, I had to go home and sit on the couch instead.
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I find you usually get more veggies in Tanmen. Definitely one of my favorite types of ramen.

Know what kind of soup that is?

#15 Graystone

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 08:32 AM

Looks good. I feel cheapy you whole mission in Japan is to eat every single food item at every Japanese restaurant and then report to us. :D Their is a static that says that a New yorker could eat a different restaurant every night for 20 years and never yet the same place twice.

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 04:52 AM

Is that a full glass of Vodka next to eh bowl? ;)

#17 crystalklear64

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 10:21 PM

Maruchan is good, but this is my favorite of all the Ramens...

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Only thing that makes it better is if you can add in all that stuff they show on the packet!

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 05:53 AM

:bow:
Only thing that makes it better is if you can add in all that stuff they show on the packet!


Buy a bag of frozen "stir fry" vegetables at your local grocery store. Just dump some into the next batch of ramen (I, on the other hand, typically just use carrots, peas and water chestnuts).
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Posted 05 December 2005 - 11:45 AM

My wife would love to go there just for the food...hmm...maybe I should plan a vacation...she can go out to eat and do all the girly touristy stuff...I can hit up all the video game and comic book stores.

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 03:31 PM

My wife would love to go there just for the food...hmm...maybe I should plan a vacation...she can go out to eat and do all the girly touristy stuff...I can hit up all the video game and comic book stores.


Sounds like a plan ;). I would love to take a trip here just because I like thier culture.
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#21 uberzone

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:25 PM

Looks like Vietnamese 'pho'.

#22 redgopher

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 06:31 AM

My ramen of choice:

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Shinramyun. aka: Death Ramen
Usually only available from asian food stores in the States.

Shin ramyun is a hot and beef taste product, made of beef flavor and various natural seasoning. Creating a sensation since the first roll out in October 1986, it has maintained the position as best selling item. It is also loved in Japan, US, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China due to its unique and hot taste.


Look at that awesome red color of the broth. Red as in heat. Heat as in fire. Fire in my mouth. Mmm..

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I go nuts when I go to asian food stores. I dropped $15 in awesome ramen and noodles during my last trip.

#23 2poor

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:27 AM

Looks like Vietnamese 'pho'.


pho doesnt use fat udon noodles. its those small thin squarish noodles in pho.

#24 gamingninja

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 09:09 PM

I could really go for some yakisobe. I miss it from my drunk nights out in okinawa

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 09:16 PM

Inspired by this thread, I will use this space to chronicle my ramen adventures.

Tanmen (vegetable ramen) at Kyo-ku (will have to double check that restaruant name)
This place is right across the street from my apt. I've only had tanmen and gyoza there, but they both are ridiculously good. I finished all of that myself and found it was a bit too much (at least for lunch). I was going to bike riding after that, but I was so full, I had to go home and sit on the couch instead.


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Posted 09 December 2005 - 10:44 PM

mmmmmmmm, found a pic of my favorite ramen:
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coincidentally, nong shim also make my favorite shrimp chips:
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 04:03 AM

one of the oddest ramens I cam across (and had... I eat too much ramen) was a mexican salsa Muchan (is that the brand name?) ramen noodles... it even had a mexican hat on the cover. Talk about racial fusion...

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 04:15 AM

For all you CAGs in the Bay Area,CA there is a great ramen restaurant in Mountain View and in Milpitas, its a chain called Maru Ichi and they make their own noodles from scratch... Man that stuff is delicious! Been there practically every week, and they have the Kuro Ramen (black garlic) and tonkotsu (pork) ramen! Yum

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 08:48 PM

For all you CAGs in the Bay Area,CA there is a great ramen restaurant in Mountain View and in Milpitas, its a chain called Maru Ichi and they make their own noodles from scratch... Man that stuff is delicious! Been there practically every week, and they have the Kuro Ramen (black garlic) and tonkotsu (pork) ramen! Yum

Maru Ichi is alright, but I prefer Ryowa around the corner from the MV one. It's more like a Japanese place.

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 09:24 PM

After watching Kujibiki Unbalance, I decided to dump a spoonful of raw, pressed garlic into my bowl of ramen. I expected it to kill me, but it was surprisingly mellow and tasty. The heat from the soup semi-cooks the garlic, and there's a nice amount of spiciness, too. But afterwards, I could feel the garlic fumes coming from my mouth. :shock: