It’s been a weird week. So weird I can’t even discuss it here, but rest assured that it was nothing a lot of pork fat couldn’t fix¹.
Dear, dear Hakata Ramen Shin-sen-gumi. There is truly nothing that your bowl of pork broth and a pound of your soft, perfect noodles cannot fix. With egg.
And cod roe, don’t forget the cod roe. This ramen joint in Gardena is maybe a 20 minute drive from LAX, and provided you are ever in the area, I strongly suggest you pork it up. We insisted that out-of-town friend Anne (hi Anne! hope your presentation not-literally knocked their pants off!) eat a bowl before heading out in her rental car and hopefully she didn’t end up asleep on the side of the 405 like Mike and I nearly did afterwards. Hey, is that Compton? Zzzzz…
Earlier in the week there was a doner kebab incident:
One that we intend to repeat. We’ve eaten kebabs everywhere from Cincinnati to New Zealand, and TastyMeat’s Bamwich ranked up at the top. I kinda wish they had the wider range of toppings as traditional in New Zealand in the UK (beet slaw! hummus!), but that is a serious nitpick for something that is already 99% perfect.
That reminds me of a ‘joke’ a friend once told me about the UK: how can you tell it’s Saturday morning? Because the gutters are full of kebab puke! Ha – ugh.
Excuse me, I gotta get back to this bizarre week.
¹While typing that sentence I knocked a beverage over on my desk. It didn’t hurt anything. This is a metaphor for my week, slowpoke.March 26th, 2010 | Eatin' Fancy