Trying to make something casual like BBQ "chic" is exactly what is wrong with Portland today.
i think Andrea's Restaurant Helper should be a regular installment.
And i think Andrea's pen name should be Small Buzz.
Gza1340 What do you think about Boxer Ramen's Tonkotsu?
I just have to say that I really distrust anyone who uses pr speak like "core competencies" outside of a marketing meeting. That line at the end made me skeptical of the whole review.
I don't understand why so many Portland restaurants/carts serving Ramen are intent on introducing the most pedestrian varieties here. If you're not doing Tonkotsu Ramen, you're not really doing Ramen. This is what all the best Ramen joints in Japan make and which have such a fanatical and devoted following. Miso Ramen is good, but pales in comparison and isn't usually found outside Hokkaido. Shio and Shoyu are mainly reserved for the late night drunkards served in outdoor stalls on the street.
Also, can I get a full bowl please? Seems odd that in Japan, where they are used to things being smaller, ramen is served in a huge bowl without having to "add on" anything while here it usually leaves me wanting more and lighter in the wallet.
I know things can't be exactly the same and Portland does things it's own way. I appreciate some creativity and the fact that there are actually options to choose from here. Biwa's ramen is some of the best in town and I definitely will give Noraneko a try. I'm probably more of an outlier here. I'm sure I would be more than satisfied had I never been to Japan.
And I like to redundantly use the word "price" as many times as possible in my post.
I know people go out to eat and pay ridiculous prices for their meals, but for that price I could have made a whole meat loaf, mash and veggies and a nickle bag of smokie treats. I guess if you can't cook then you suffer the price.
Seriously?! $21.00 for a slice of meatloaf. Guess they are pretty proud about their product.
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