Japan Day 1 – TOKYO: Ichiran Ramen and a visit to Piss Alley
Ichiran Ramen 一蘭 Address: Peace Building B1F, 3-34-11 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo-to 160-0022 Nearest station: Shinjuku (3 minutes’ walk from Higashi Exit) Website: http://www.ichiran.co.jp/english A first timer’s trip to Japan isn’t complete without a trip to Fu-unji Ichiran Ramen, since this post is about Ichiran Ramen. Fu-unji is hands down my favourite ramen place over my entire trip, but this post is about Ichiran Ramen. Fu-unji, later!
Japanese Omu Rice ~ with cheese, ham and ketchup
So after making the popular Japanese Potato Salad a few days back, I was in the mood again for something contemporary Japanese. I wanted something supremely easy which is fun to eat. I was getting a bit sick of stir frying food and wanted to do something different. Fried rice is always an easy but boring dish to prepare.. I mean, how interesting can fried rice be? Using essentially the same ingredients as regular fried rice (minus the ketchup), I made Omu Rice for lunch one afternoon. Ah-mm, 88 and Jason raved about how delicious this was, although I don’t think it differed too much from normal fried rice. Don’t tell…