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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Not_Punny, Jan 21, 2008.
I've been dreaming about it lately.
What comfort food do you pine for?
Seriously though, 12AM chashu ramen from a real ramenya. Doesn't sound like much to you, I'm sure, but to me, it represents some of my favorite memories.
LOL -- so that's why you nestle in between those mounds. (Pining for the fjords) :tongue:
Oooooh, I love a good bowl of noodles. The facts are unrelated, but there are two ramen museums in Japan, and a fairly decent noodle restaurant about a mile from where I live. Heaven!!
But have you ever had a warm, hot, treacly pudding?
(I didn't eat dinner and I'm starving!)
Can't say I've had it, though it looks yummy.
I'm on a low calorie diet lately and have been (partially successfully) avoiding deserts that look that yummy. :tongue:
As for the noodles, I've actually been to one ramen museum in Japan, but I have yet to find any really good ramenyas here. There are quite a few mediocre ones, though. You'll have to let me know where the one you enjoy is!
Well, having never been to Japan, I'm sure that I haven't got the finely developed taste for ramen that you have. However, the place I'm talking about is in Montrose, a quaint little "village" in the foothills above Glendale.
I hate those fast food noodle places. A friend of mine also owns two sushi restaurants although udon noodles aren't anything like ramen.
I understand about low calories. I stick to a vegetarian diet with fish thrown in a few times a week. If I don't watch it, I can get too thin.
Do you cook?
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Yay! No school tomorrow! You can run around without your "undies" !!!
Oh, I would never say that I'm anything but a snob when it comes to Japanese food. :biggrin1: Not to say we can't find great stuff here, but I have yet to find a good place for ramen in particular, certainly not like I had when I lived there. It's hard to replicate without the whole nine yards, making the noodles and stock from scratch and so forth. (One of my favorite movies is Tanpopo, if you've never seen it, you might like it.)
Montrose isn't that far, about the same distance as Pasadena. Maybe I have a reason to go there now. :tongue:
You look pretty thin as it is. :tongue: I used to eat like a horse, that's why I was overweight. It's not a very hardcore diet, but it's working for me and fortunately I wasn't that overweight. It feels good not having to eat much, and being able to take home half a meal (which is the size of a whole meal, really) when I go out and so forth.
And I do cook, but now that I live alone and am dieting, I tend to mostly make salads and sandwiches for myself, since they're low-calorie. I suppose if I had someone to cook for, as I used to, I would cook more, because I do enjoy it, but I hate having food sitting around all the time.
And yeah, MLK day spells "day for me to correct my undies' tests from last week"! :tongue:
Well, my brother (who goes to Japan every year or two) likes a ramen place in downtown LA. Also, there's another one in Rosemead. Someday I'm going to see what all the fuss is about because I've apparently yet to experience the real deal. :biggrin1:
Well, you don't look at all large in your photos... no, I wasn't referring to THAT. :tongue: I was referring to your waist size. Honest!!!
Well, if you're ever interested, I'll give you my secret recipe for low calorie peasant soup. It only has 5 ingredients, cooks in less than 1/2 an hour, and can be reheated with different additions for different personalities.
One of these days I'm going to write a cookbook. :tongue:
Have fun grading their undies... g'night.
"I'm like you - I have no comfort food."
Gray Fox - Metal Gear Solid
It's REAL? I thought it was some disgusting dessert that was made up in the Harry potter books.
LOL, it's real alright. Well, more real than all those tea cups and saucers that you insist on throwing around. :tongue:
Pudding is sort of like a dense but really moist sponge cake. And treacle, also known as golden syrup, is like a pale molasses but with a much more delicate flavor. Actually I couldn't even begin to tell you what it tastes like other than divine.
Oh - and when you make a pudding and add currants or raisins, it's called "spotty dick".
For schizzle, m'nizzle! (American slang for, it's true!)
I thought you would have been rather fond of Yorkshire pudding! :tongue:
Never had Treacle pudding but I am fond of good bread pudding. I think the only difference is that bread pudding is soaked in bourbon instead of molasses?
I've been hankering for grilled seafood or sushi. I could use a California roll right now.
Mmmmmm. Never had bread pudding laced with anything! That sounds fantastic! I'll have to try it... soon! :tongue:
I'm eating oven fries right now, and I have a hankering for corn chowder.
I think rain makes me hungry!
Oh my gawd. You've got me on desserts.
I love creme brulee, trifle, and zabaglione.
When my execution comes up in a few weeks, I think I'll make those my entire final meal.
Clearly you should be in the pudding club :biggrin1: and that british slang btw
The Pudding Club at Three Ways House Hotel, Home of The Pudding Club in the Cotswold village of Mickleton, Gloucestershire
OMG!!! Creme Brulee!! Trifle!!! Zabaglione!!!!
Excellent choice for a send off. But may I suggest adding a fourth plate containing something chocolaty? For the endorphin effect, you know? :tongue:
I love the icky sticky date pudding with hard sauce and double cream
They're on a new continent on Earth Mark II.
On the food thing, I've not had treacle pudding for years. I'm a fan of creme brulee myself, ice-cream is always welcome. A fine baked cheesecake is a personal favourite but the bakery closed and I'm sure I'd disappoint myself if I tried. I'm not a fan of chocolate desserts, though I like chocolate just fine.
They used to call spotted dick spotted richard when served at school, to reduce sniggering I guess - can you believe those PC richard heads?
Ultimately I'm a sucker for trifle. Come between me and trifle at your peril.
I understand completely.
There's a restaurant near my place that sells a wonderful trifle for five bucks.
And I'm getting that little tummy rumble.
Excuse me, folks ...
I like soft shell crab.
I also like a bit of glop I make consisting of tuna fish, blue cheese, mayo mixed together and eaten with stiff ruffled potato chips. Don't eat it often. It can add weight very quickly to my frame.
Also like a cheese steak with hot peppers.