Monday, 15 August 2011
Ramen noodles are depicted as the plastic-wrapped block of dry noodles and powdered soup. But freshly made ramen is another thing altogether. In Japanese cuisine, ramen noodles has been often described as Japan's soul food.
I don't know about you but, I grew up eating instant ramen noodles. However, I never thought ramen noodles can go from instant to gourmet. Did you?
Yesterday, my boyfriend and I drove to Mitsuwa to check out a Summer Fair that took place in the parking lot that was facing the Hudson River. Before we explored the fair, we decided to get food.
I decided to get the Char Siu Ramen Noodles. The ramen noodles come in small, medium, or large bowl and all ranging in different prices. I usually don't like noodle soups especially when the weather is warm but, I've got to say this bowl of ramen noodles made me feel good,
The noodles were delectable, soft, and cooked to the right texture. I always prefer my ramen noodles just slightly raw. I'm not sure what broth was used but, it sure was tasty!
The contents inside my bowl were char siu (roast pork), bamboo shoots, tree ear, scallion, sesame seeds, and there are a few contents I'm not too familiar with.
I'm glad I got a heart-warming, soul soothing bowl of ramen noodles because it was hearty, scrumptious, and comforting! Ramen noodles is quite a creative dish with potential for expansion and diversity. I'm even thinking of starting my own gourmet bowls of ramen noodles since it's been a while since I've cooked.
You know how people say chicken noodle is good for the soul? Well... move over chicken noodle! Because there's a new star in the kitchen that's good for the soul and delicious to the tongue!
Have you tried ramen noodles? What do you think of it?