Hey guys. Apologies for having kept you waiting. Last Wednesday, I had the biggest surgery in my life by far – an orthognathic surgery to correct my underbite. The operation was a success, and I can say now that I have recovered well (even still far from 100%) after only a week and a half. Having said that, however, until this past Thursday, I actually still had two metal tubes stuck in my nose to stabilize the cut below the base of the nose and the upper jaw, and could barely breathe. If you had asked me how I felt four days ago, I’d have told you I feel like shit because I was waking up every 30 minutes in my sleep, and could only breathe heavily through my mouth. Anyway, fast forward to now, I dropped down from 168lbs to below 156 now, which is a surprising side effect, I guess? The doc said liquid diet will continue for another five weeks, so hopefully I don’t drop below 150 and become a week ass pu**y.
Continue reading “Chapter 16 – Menya Inshou 麵屋印象”
濃厚鶏白湯だ！一話の三歩一 Sanpoichi以来久々の鶏白湯だけど、やっぱラーメンの中で一番好きな種類かも。翌日はもう日本を出てアメリカに帰ってしまうので、しめに最高に相応しいんだ。「麺屋 一楽」という、神楽坂・飯田橋のあたりにあるラーメン屋さんで、昔の会社のオフィスと留学時代のホームステイ先に近いから、すでに二、三回くらいは来たことがある。なんか看板の名前を見てたら初めに思い浮かんだのはナルトが一番好きなラーメン屋さんだね。確かにあれも一楽の気がするｗｗ。
Continue reading “Chapter 12 – 麺屋 一楽 Menya Ichiraku”
Last two weeks have to be the most hectic I’ve been in a long time. Both with more responsibilities at my day job, and definitely the opening of my own restaurant, Lily’s Creperie. Luckily, things have calmed a little as we have most of the paperworks done now. I will post another article on the restaurant with more detail soon, so please look out for it!
Continue reading “Chapter 11 – 巌哲 Gantetsu”
新工作已經做了三個禮拜，也稍微穩下來了。這週末我將要跟日本朋友的Ｍ醬還有她的朋友跟同事四個人一起去Napa Valley品酒～！這應該是從亞洲回來一個多月後第一次碰酒吧！上上禮拜才剛去San Diego，上禮拜又有兩個朋友的生日派對，看來這個禮拜又要繼續破費了。真希望發薪日趕快來…
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Jinrui Mina Menrui. The name literally translates to “All Humans Are Noodles”. Following last week’s “Osaka-style Ramen”, this week is another Osaka ramen again. Different from Araumadou however, this one is truly one of a kind, and can truly represent Osaka (even on an international stage, I believe). I remember I was on my way to a friend’s for the night. When I got off the Nanpo station in Osaka at 10pm, I saw a huge line along the wall of the station. At first, I thought it was a line for a club or something, but it turned out to be for this ramen shop! How crazy is that? I am sure you can tell from the picture already – the line was bizarreeely long. Continue reading “Chapter 6 – 人類みな麺類 Jinrui Mina Menrui”
Their go-to – 鶏そば!!
There were actually still people lining outside at 2:30pm. I had to wait til they all got in to take this pic.
Aside from the go-to chicken soup, they also have a creamy chicken version. I also recommend the mixed soba (まぜそば)
Continue reading “Chapter 1 – 三歩一 Sanpoichi”