Shabuyo And Raumen Museum (2009-01-14)
Winnie randomly picked an all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu restaurant
inside World Porters as she was too hungry to look any further.
For about 1700Yen (US$18), you can have all their thinly sliced beef
and pork, unlimited trips to the vegetables and rice/noodle bar, drinks
and ice-cream bar. The veggies were fresh, meat was served up
quickly upon request and lots of condiments were provided. This
was the only meal I was allowed to buy them.
For dinner, we searched high and low for the ShinYokohama Raumen
Museum which was a must-eat place for Winnie and Porsche. The
tour book boasts RyuShanghai's Akamiso Ramen which is said to have been
popular for 11 years. The noodles turned out to be a complete
letdown. The shocking layer of fat on the soup was thick enough
to make bio fuel for a hundred cars! The glob of red ball
floating on the oil is made up of miso, chili and a gazillion cloves of
raw garlic. It was so garlicky I almost sneezed. The soup
wasn't particularly flavorful and the noodles too al dente and thick
for my liking. The worst thing is the noodles in Winnie's bowl
were all clumped together and they put chopped scallions in her soup
when we had specifically requested them not to. Winnie was so
unhappy with her noodles that she had to send it back to the kitchen.
Each of us ordered the same noodles and each of us concluded that it
was disappointingly mediocre. Thank you Winnie for paying for the
admission and noodles!
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