A Memory of Japanese Ramen / Travelled in May / Life Story and Photography
I think a food is very important to understand other cultures.
The taste and flavor of food, recipes, and the appearance of food are all related to the characteristics and traditions of the people of the country. Do you know Korean people eat bean sprouts soup with chili pepper ground to relieve hangovers? The bean sprouts soup is a sort of traditional hangover food. Most Korean people who love Korean foods want to have a soup when eating rice with side dishes. It is that most Koreans like a food with broth. Many popular foods such as Yukgyejang, Samgyetang and Kimchi Stew in Korea are all soup. Rice with a soup and side dishes are basically served.
I don't know if it's a coincidence, but ramen is a dish with soup. Most Korean love ramen. When we travel to Japan, we don't forget to eat Japanese ramen. Many people like the unique taste that made with pork. Japanese ramen in a restaurant is much better than an instant Japanese ramen. My favorite is Hakata ramen in Hukuoka. My friend really enjoyed ramens in Osaka. He tried 6 ramens or more for several days when traveling together.
I stumbled across this restaurant Ten-ti-jin in Osaka.
It was so lucky. The ramen and the rice with grilled pork topping was so delicious. I preferred the rice. I could order Kimchi as side dish. I can't imagine Kimchi order with the payment in Korea, but I was in Japan. I was glad to pay for Kimchi. Ramen with Kimchi is awesome.
There was no room, and some people were waiting in line.
My mouth was watering while watching the grilled meat.
Finding delicious food is as good as finding hidden treasures. Especially when I'm hungry on a trip. :)