Saturday, August 27, 2011
Neginegi ramen at Yataimura
Yataimura at Shirokiya is currently featuring a ramen festival with popular dishes from around Japan. The bowl of ramen I just finished is from Menya Ifou Do Do in Osaka.
The kitchen crew was a well-oiled machine, cranking out these bowls in the face of a long line of hungry ramen fans. It was with the precision of a Soup Nazi line that I got to the head of the long line, ordered the Neginegi ramen, and was immediately served a steaming bowl of ramen. This bowl was a very of-the-moment dish, an immediate momentary bliss as the aromas wafted up to my nose. In the noisy slurp of the noodles, right there and then, I realized life is just a bowl of ramen, and it is good.