Saturday, August 20, 2011
R A M E N memories
LUCKY PEACH. Stewart had spotted it for me a month back but I couldn't justify the cost ($10!), but seeing it again today, I just had to. And flipping through, while standing at the magazine stand, I flip open to this article called "A Specificist's Guide to the Regional Ramen of Japan" and lo and behold AKAYU RAMEN! Brought back memories and made me crave that filling, spicy, misoy broth and those bouncy noodles. See that blur of a person in the front? That's Sato-san, the inventor of the Karamiso Ramen. Nicest guy, patient with my shitty japanese, and always gave me and Martin free beers. He was also a jazz nut and had jazz posters everywhere and played jazz music non-stop. The woman at the back on the right is my friend Tomomi who is the definition of DIY. She's self-pierced her ears a number of times, and her face in a handful of places (including her tongue)! I miss those girls every day!