iberico bar: true lard leaves no traces
Anyone who knows me well will likely know of my affection for Spanish cuisine, a passion which rivals and in many ways, surpasses even my love for ramen. Admittedly, I don’t eat noodles nearly as much as I used to. A steady diet of Mediterranean influence - fish and tomatoes, olive oil and beans,has replaced a lot of my gonzo noodle slurping in recent months. In part this has to do with health; all those fats and carbs have to go somewhere, and as relatively young as (I’d like to think) I am, it’s never too early to cut back on the calories and perhaps spare a few arteries in the process.
noodling on the wild westside
A last minute heads up to slurpers in the Los Angeles area: Culver City’s notorious, maid-infested Royal-T Cafe will be screening Juzo Itami’s classic “noodle western” Tampopo tonight alongside a popup ramen menu designed by in-house chef Konbu using seasonal ingredients. One night only? Admission and the film are free, I’m guessing the food is not. The real question, however, is whether I can be bothered to leave the house.
thanks pingu, via L.A. Weekly.
Yet another September is upon us, which means it’s time once again for Mitsuwa Marketplace’s Hokkaido Fair. A couple of Sapporo miso ramen shops are making the rounds this time; Ramen Shingen has been here before, while Komaoka Ramen will be flipping bowls of spicy miso ramen like burgers on an In N’ Out grill. For all you non-West Coasters who’ve never had In N’ Out, at least you can experience the Hokkaido Fair in Chicago and New Jersey, where there also happens to be Mitsuwa. Mitsuwae? Mitsuwas? Whatever. Go forth, and eat.