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#21 salsalady

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 01:08 AM

Way before THP and Anthony Bourdain on Cabletv, we sought out Hamura Saimin in Lihue, Kauai, HI.  It cracked me up as there were minimal choices, and the cook knew what to prepare by the bowls that were stacked up on the pass-through. 

 

We'll go there again ..when we get back to the Garden Isle.............someday.......... 

 

I remember a double horseshoe shaped diner counter, the joint was tucked away in an industrial district.  Worn out bar stools, the laminate of the countertop wearing through in spots.....

 

One patron was a 'down on your luck' person, just wanting something to eat, someone plopped down a 5'er for a bowl of goodness for the person.....I regret not "catching what was going on" to be able to spot a bowl for the guy~


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Posted 20 January 2015 - 12:07 PM

My instant lunch. "Oriental" flavor because the other ones are gross. And a bunch of my smoked pepper powder. 

 

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Posted 20 January 2015 - 07:25 PM

My go-to instant noodle setup:

 

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I always add spice in the form of pepper powder, but it comes easily hot enough for most right out of the gate. Take a few bites before you decide to add spice. Aside from the broth packet, there's also a lovely batch of freeze dried veggies included.

 

You can get them at larger chains like Winco or Wally World, and Asian specialty shops. Not nearly as cheap as Maruchan or Tops, but WELL worth the extra money.



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Posted 20 January 2015 - 08:44 PM

LOVE Shin Ramen. We used to buy boxes of it at Costco ;-D.

 

They actually package two different ones here, the ones with English or Japanese packaging are not nearly has hot as the all Korean packaging. I'd check out the Asian specialty stores for the true Korean stuff.


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 06:53 AM

i have some coming in today. This:

 

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:16 AM

okay this topic died. here is the ramen I posted above.

 

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update: this doesnt taste so great. 



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:23 AM

Yep don't look that great either. You wanna get shin ramen
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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:34 AM

oh i love shin black and Mama ramen (the clear wide noodle one?)



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 06:32 PM

Yeah, this thread did kind of die :-(

 

I will have to keep posting pics to keep it alive!

 

I remember you asking about the clear Mama ramen, but honestly I don't remember it. Mama ramen is also Thai if I remember correctly. We used to get it all the time when I was a kid. It was either boxes of Mama ramen or Kungfu ramen.

 

Also here's something new for you. Momofuku's David Chang makes an omelet flavored with ramen seasoning lol. In theory, it sounds delicious but I imagine it is pretty damn salty.

 


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:40 PM

I wish I had spent more than 16 hours in Japan but I ate noodles 4 times at noodle bars not to mention on the airlines while in that area. I love me some ramen!


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:56 PM

This thread has me wanting to search out noodle places here.  I seem to recall some place called Noodle & Co. or something like that.  I think it might be a chain, but worth a shot.



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:58 PM

Jay, go to the asia mall there in harrisburg, all sorts of the pre-packaged stuff in their grocery and then 2 REALLY good resturants.



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 07:59 PM

I have a great Asian store in Lancaster called Viet Mi.  I buy stuff there all the time, but next time I am up that way I will check it out.



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:00 PM

I want to find a local place that makes their own noodles first and foremost! This Japanese place claims they do their own but not so sure on that...soba


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:09 PM

On that Anthony Bourdaine show they said the guy who makes the soba noodles takes three years to learn the craft.  Watching him was awesome.



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:23 PM

On that Anthony Bourdaine show they said the guy who makes the soba noodles takes three years to learn the craft.  Watching him was awesome.

Hell yes it was! 

 


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:27 PM

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 08:35 PM

On that Anthony Bourdaine show they said the guy who makes the soba noodles takes three years to learn the craft.  Watching him was awesome.

 

Making soba is actually quite a bit of work. Did it once myself, with some guidance of course, and the resulting meal was fantastic.

 

If you ever visit/revisit Japan (and this goes for anyone), know that you can book soba making workshops. ;-)

 

One other thing too, different areas make soba differently so technically you could also go a on soba pilgrimage lol.


I want to find a local place that makes their own noodles first and foremost! This Japanese place claims they do their own but not so sure on that...soba

 

A lot of shops here will make their own soba or udon, but places that make their own ramen noodles are I think fairly rare these days. I think that is simply due to the fact that they need so much of it. The soup is the star of ramen, so thats where most of the energy goes towards.


Found these two places on Yelp for you JayT.

 

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 04:14 PM

In Chicago my go to ramen spot is High Five Ramen right by Randolph and Halsted.  Focking phenomenal - get the 'high five ramen' - the 'full spice' version.  Pork belly and hard boiled egg. Soooo good.   

 

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 04:45 PM

Not ramen but today's lunch....

 

 

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