Like many, I grew up with the instant ramen you find cheap in stores. It was one of the few things I was comfortable making myself when my parents weren't available. I always just kind of figured that's what ramen was. I was very wrong later in life when I attended my first ramen restaurant about 20 years ago in Hawaii. Comparing real ramen to top ramen is like comparing oil paintings to color-by-
On Sunday my wife suggested we all take a road trip to Tri-Cities. At first I didn't think much of it until I remember her saying they had a restaurant that serves legit ramen -- something I've been vying for in Yakima for years. I figured 'why not' and glad I did.
I know it's the cheapest of the cheap, but my kids and I love ramen. My daughter pointed something out that I never noticed before on a ramen pack that is something that I can almost promise nobody has paid attention to.
I was in Seattle the other day when my wife suggested a restaurant that someone else told us about. I'm down to try just about anything. It was a ramen place, but they had bacon ramen on the menu. That got us thinking; I wonder how well a ramen restaurant would do in Yakima.
You may have seen Momofuku Ando trending today. He would've been 105 today, but lived a very long life. He was one of the original inventors of instant ramen. Because of that, he's one of the reasons I'm alive today as that was a staple food of mine growing up. You don't just have to make it the traditional way, either. Here's a few simple things you can do.
When I was visiting Seattle this past weekend, we had it in mind to find a place that serves ramen. I'm not talking about your 10 packs of dehydrated noodles for a dollar-style ramen, but the real stuff the cheap ramen is inspired by. Naturally, this begged our question: "Why doesn't Yakima have a place to get ramen?"