FTC Confessions


Steel springs, mate.





The latest snack semi-addiction


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.


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.


Gourmet breakfast in Southern Oregon.


Skipping breakfast would be better


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:


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


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


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.


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


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


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


Where? And why not post on the PNW site?


Okay. Sigh. Here goes . . .







@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?


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.


More geoduck for us! #itsacruelcruelsummer


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.