Down Town Ramen

 

During my preparations for my trip to Japan in next week I’ve looked at many, many websites and blogs stating where to find the best Japanese cuisine.  This includes sushi, ramen, oden, udon, okonomiyaki, hot pot, izakaya (bar) snacks, kaiseki, tofu, street food, wagashi, desserts and many more.  With each new review I read an increasing crave for all these delicious dishes started to appear as I scrolled through my notebook screen.  One particular dish that I plan to eat bowls of in Japan is…RAMEN.  Finding a place to inhibit my craving until April proved difficult, until I came across the hip and somewhat secretive little joint, Downtown Ramen, in the Cape Town Fringe District.

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Beijing Opera: Where they don’t sing opera and you can eat dim sum

Sometimes my soul craves for something different, foreign, new or strange.  I then tend to react impulsively and go off in search for some unique experience to satisfy my wandering whims.  When I don’t have the chance (or leave) to travel to some exotic location, I tend to search for local places I haven’t discovered yet.  More often than not, I get satisfaction through enticing views or in this case…food.

I love Asian food.  I’m definitely not an expert in it though, but I know what I like.  I’ve had dim-sum before, but nothing remarkable enough for me to remember.  Steamed Asian food, instead of fried is a concept I have only come to terms with the last year.  So on a chilly winter afternoon in the Mother City of Cape Town, I went to search for something interesting and flavorful to brighten up my day (and my off weekend).

 

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