This is my "Random Thought on Japan" for the day (maybe).
Soon after hearing we were moving to Japan, I began to hear the strangest comments from those who have lived in there. "You'll get Ramen Stands!" And this was said with ENVY. In fact one dear friend sent the name of his favorite Ramen Stand in the Misawa area. I have to admit that I was perplexed. My thoughts went like this..."If Ramen Stands are the best thing to look forward to in culinary delights in Japan - we're in for a LONG three years!"
I went online to find a photo of a Ramen Stand...
Pretty much what I was picturing...but look at this "Ramen". Two things are quickly noticed....1. to think Top Ramen is Ramen is like thinking Taco Bell is authentic Mexican food and 2. CHOPSTICKS???? Soup with chopsticks????
I can't wait to try authentic Ramen from an authentic Ramen Stand.....though the geeky American pizza below looks appealing too. ::snort:: For a list (and photos) of different types of Ramen click here. I'm learning which type to avoid if I don't want pork. ::snort::
I'd best quit posting things I discover and photos or you'll be tired of hearing about Japan before we arrive. I suppose that is ONE good thing of having only 3 months before our adventure begins instead of the expected 6 months..... less time for me to wear y'all out. (Yes, I'm a visual learner and am spending time searching for images of things I'm told about....and yes, the whole Pizza Hut thing was a rabbit trail as I searched for a photo of authentic Ramen and a Ramen Stand....do you SEE why we get behind in school? ::snort::)