Yolk of the City at Marutama Ra-men

Recently, I finally dragged my mom, also a ramen egg aficionado, to Marutama Ra-men. Having been there once before and swooning ever since, I have been singing Marutama’s praises for a while. I got the Aosa Ramen, which comes with a generous helping of the fragant sea lettuce. The sea lettuce tastes a little briny,…

Bao and Ramen at Pagu 

Something I noticed about Boston is that there is quite a strong Asian community in this town. When I found out that I was literally staying in an apartment that was steps away from H-Mart, I almost wept for joy. DC, build an H-Mart please? Thank you. The point of this post is I found…

Sweet, sweet sticky bun at Flour Bakery + Cafe

When I was in Cambridge, I visited Flour Bakery + Cafe, because I needed some fortification before walking in the freezing cold to visit Harvard University (thanks, winter storm Stella). Flour Bakery + Cafe is a chain store in the Boston-Cambridge area. They serve cakes, pastries, sandwiches and other quick lunch items. The sticky bun,…

Ramen and Poutine at Haikan

I noticed something recently about Vancouverites. Whenever the weather gets particularly chilly, raining and biting, we tend to swarm to our favorite ramen/pho place. Something about a hot, steaming bowl of noodles just comforts the soul. The weather in DC has been quite chilly recently, and being the Vancouverite that I am, I sought out…

Lava Yolk Time at Marutama Ra-men

People often say chicken noodle soup is good for the soul. Unfortunately, perhaps I missed the memo, I don’t understand why people find chicken noodle soup so fascinating. If I have a cold, I would rather get a nice steaming bowl of pho. Then I went to Marutama. Marutama Ra-men is unique in that their…

Ramen Jinya

Ramen Jinya is an international chain with many branches in the US. They have 3 restaurants just in Vancouver alone. I was skeptical at first, wondering how they can maintain 3 restaurants in Vancouver, a city that is literally crawling with ramen joints. We went to their Kerrisdale location recently, in the evening that was…