FTC Confessions


#1063

Steel springs, mate.


#1064

hardcore…


#1065

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The latest snack semi-addiction


#1066

I’m not really into ramen. I mean I like it and have had good memories of eating it in Japan, but for whatever reason, I’ve had too many carbo-coma (probably more of a sodium bomb) afternoons that killed the vibe for me in recent years. Though I find ramen tasty, whenever given the option I always spring for something else. For noodles I actually prefer pho and can happily eat that anytime, but for the past few years I’ve had this bad memory of the after-effects of ramen.


#1067

It’s probably been at least 2 years since I had ramen.

I think I can speak for others as well on this but I am sick of tonkotsu.


#1068

Gourmet breakfast in Southern Oregon.


#1069

Skipping breakfast would be better


#1070

No effing way, bubba :slight_smile: And it would have meant skipping breakfast. Or driving either in the wrong direction or a long way in the right direction. Having two back to back seven hour drive days discourages US from stopping to eat. We carry some food and drive-thru others. To each her own :slight_smile:


#1071

Yep, I basically only seek out non-tonkotsu joints these days. I make an exception for Jinya as utility ramen.


#1072

Welp, I guess this qualifies as a confession: I still love tonkotsu broth and dislike everything else. The richer and porkier, the better.


#1073

Can I get an amen! Okay okay. So to be more precise, I’m okay with a lighter, milky, Hakata-style tonkotsu that isn’t so loaded with sodium that my kidneys file a formal protest. I cannot find a good, hakata-style specialist. I also don’t get the layer of fat on top that all the legit places are in love with. I don’t make a habit of doing shots of olive oil. I certainly don’t want a porkfat milkshake for broth.

You’re not alone . . . LA can’t get enough of this style! To each their own. I just want a little diversity in our local ramen galaxy.


#1074

@thechez5 I love that style, too! If kotteri (sp?) is an option, I will usually order it.


#1075

Agreed. Probably because I don’t have it more than a few times a year.


#1076

I ate oysters and geoduck everyday I was in Seattle because I’m a shellfish person.


#1077

Where? And why not post on the PNW site?


#1078

Okay. Sigh. Here goes . . .

I’ve.

Never.

Had.

Geoduck.

:confounded:


#1079

@PorkyBelly Did you get to try Sushi Kashiba in Seattle? If so, what’s your impression of the place and how does the LA high end game comapre?


#1080

I’m going next month…I plan on eating as much as I can, too! But my problem is that I’m traveling with folks who don’t partake so I won’t be able to hit up as many places as I would like. I may have to vicariously live through your delightful photos.


#1081

More geoduck for us! #itsacruelcruelsummer


#1082

The failure is all mine. I just haven’t had it. I’ve been trying not to force it. You know, I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself . . . or the geoduck. I want it to be special.

I guess I’m waiting.