Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Salt, Miso, or Soy Sause


I'm sure when you think of Asia, fun and tasty food vendors come to mind.

Well, we actually have them in Shinjuku, too! This is a portable ramen vendor right in front of Shinjuku Station. The night is still young so there's no customers yet. But I'm pretty sure the stools will be fully occupied later at night.

There's nothing like eating noodles outside at night! Have you ever tried it?

25 comments:

  1. Yes, indeed. During the 1950s when I was there in 1953-1956 I always stopped for noodles at these places. Then they had a roof and sides and two wheels and you could go inside and set down at a stool and the person went outside the back and brought you steaming hot noodles. This looks very familiar to me and I would stop and eat there if I could.

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  2. I have Kaori, and you're right it is great fun.

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  3. Honest Abe -- Yes, you sound like you're very familiar with these vendors! Hope you'll get a chance to try noodles again :D

    Perth DP -- That's great you've tried it before! There's something about vendors that makes it fun to eat, isn't there? ;D

    Leif -- Arigato gozaimasu! It's very good! hehe :-D

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  4. not in my neck of the wood but surprisingly when i'm traveling. ^0^
    it's my comfort food.
    i can never say no to noodle-icous. ^0^

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  5. You are making me very hungry!

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  6. Very colorful. Nicer than one of our trucks. (Wonder if we have a noodle truck yet. Cafe would know.)

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  7. Never tried but i'd like to !!

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  8. I am sure they will do real business later in the night!

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  9. I would love to try that!

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  10. I have never seen a ramen cart in my life! There are a couple of ramen restaurants in the area, but I haven't tried them, I'll have to correct that one of these days.

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  11. How alluring ! Have to admit, that I never has the chance so far. Thank you for this escape, and even if only in dreams.

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  12. I haven't tried this, but will next time I'm in Tokyo.

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  13. Arabesque -- "noodle-icous" is my new favorite word! haha. I love noodles, too :D

    EG Wow -- hehe! I actually made myself hungry with this post ;-D

    Karin -- Definitely ask P Cafe! Wouldn't it be lovely if you did have one? :D

    Kiki -- I have a hard time choosing, too. But I salt is my favorite :D

    Babzy -- You'll have to try one of these days! Ramen is really good! :-D

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  14. VP -- Yes, I've seen people line up sometimes. Which is probably why people tend to scarf down the ramen in a hurry :D

    Milanblogger -- Salt, miso, or soy sause are the most common type of soup they use for ramen! But of course they have seasoning for everyone to add, including pepper! :-D

    Lois -- We have a lot of ramen shops but vendors like this are fun, too! Hope you get to try it someday ;-D

    Ciel -- Go for it! You won't be sorry, I promise :D

    Al -- I think you'll like ramen, especially on a cold winter day, which I know you have a lot of! It's definitely worth a try :^D

    Robert -- Not only the taste but the smell of ramen is wonderful, too! Hope you can try it in real life sometime ;D

    Beijing CP -- Oh yes, please do! There are a lot in Tokyo to choose from :D

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  15. My friends and I were great fans. You might call us ramen “rah men.”

    Those stools and the ends of the noren make it look so convenient: すわるもたつも。

    「味噌で御願いします」。

    As far as eating out how about the beer garden one of these days? Oh. It says Shinjuku Twilight here. What kind of all-you-can-drink system do they have anyway?

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  16. It looks like it may be fun to have a quick and easy snack here. Never did the Japanese food stalls but I have tried the Chinese food stalls in Hong Kong. Love your blog.

    Have a great day!

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  17. This one especially looks really cool! I love them.

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  18. K, I thot u wrote, "fun and nasty food vendors come to mind." But this does bring to mind that my stomach is trying to speak to me.

    Btw, OK if you insist!

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  19. (Soy) Sause—>Sauce.

    Sause—>Souse = Me, as in here under #2.

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  20. I haven't had ramen in a stall for a long time. Your blog made me have ramen in an outside shop. I smell delicious ramen !!

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  21. I'd be there lickety-split! Cool capture, Kaori!

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