Random thoughts


#42

The broth is the best part. I usually ask for half noodle. Besides, this is America. Immigrants are used to us being weird with their food. :wink:


#43


#44

@paranoidgarliclover - Even Japanese people don’t always want noodles. (At 17 seconds.)
Midnight Diner

Everyone thinks she is very clever. (S1 E1). :ramen:


#45

Love it! :smiley:

BTW, I missed the whole conversation (or part of conversation) about Midnight Diner. Do people like it? (the trailer looks fantastic) Are there mulitple seasons? I’m so confused!


#47

The El Segundo Shake Shack opened today!


#48

This is more of a random question. I don’t particularly like sweets, especially sweets served after a full meal. Having only experienced tasting menus as a guest, I wonder if I were to make a reservation, would it be acceptable to say, “No desserts, please”? So many tasting menus seem to include multiple sweets at the end, sometimes five courses out of fifteen.


#49

I don’t see why not. There’s always the option of gracefully declining dessert at the end of the entrees, using the excuse that you’re already full.


#50

It depends. Always ok to ask, but what kind of response will vary on the restaurant.


#51

Anzutei in Gardena has closed. Now where am I supposed to get good tantanmen in the South Bay? :sob:


#52

Hi @thechez5,

Oh no! :frowning: Very sad. I think when they moved from Downtown it really suffered (location / foot traffic wise). Their final location was so hidden.


#53

they should open up in Palmdale. Only 1 ramen joint out here. I can be their best customer.


#54

i lived in a crappy apartment about a five minute walk from pastina for three years. never ate there but somehow it feels nice to know they’re still there.


#55

Westside.
westside


#56

I’ve been horribly sick the last few days w/ what I think is the flu, and, during that time, looking at all the food pics made me totally nauseous. But today, I saw some pics of sushi, and I thought, “That looks awfully good.” And then I felt happy b/c that means that I must be recovering. :slight_smile:


#57

Hope you feel better @paranoidgarliclover. I got hit with the flu going around as well. :frowning:


#58

Hope you feel better, too, @Chowseeker1999! Rest up!


#59

It’s now available for delivery via Post Mates… Highway to the danger zone.


#60

We went Thanksgiving weekend on Saturday. It was early evening and about a 20-minute wait in line. About another 10 to 15 minutes to get our food. It was good - not great. And for the price, that’s in the realm of full-service. And what service there was, either they’re still trying catch their rhythm, it is what it is.


#61

Probably a stupid question, but is corn in ramen an American thing or is it common in Japan? I haven’t been to Japan since I was a child, so I don’t really remember much. I tried Googling but nothing really came up. Thanks.


#62

It’s popular in Hokkaido (often with miso broth and butter). Hokkaido corn can be exceptionally sweet.