Monday, June 18, 2012

good eatin'

We've had many "one last time" moments this spring as we prepare to leave Tokyo after 4.5 years, including a final meal at Ippudo, with its amazing tonkotsu (pork bone broth) ramen. It was a rainy Saturday, around 5pm, and we were the only customers.
When we first moved to Tokyo Dylan would eat only white rice and maybe a sheet or two of nori, but a couple years ago he graduated to full bowls of the classic version, with slices of fatty pork, diced green onion and of course the noodles, made 'normal', as opposed to soft or firm. He rarely finishes it though. Below, that's his bowl on the right; on the left, the remains of my order, a spicy version topped with minced pork and red miso.

When it came time to pay the bill the boys were always offered a Chupa Chup lollie from the metal pail kept by the cash register. 
 Apparently Ippudo has two ramen shops in New York now. I wonder if it will taste the same.

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