My week in ramen: the sh*t sandwich edition

I was able to go to my favorite pho place located across the street. I tried an interesting version of pho. Pork belly pho with a marinated egg on top, served with a side of pickled onions.  I like all of those things, but together doesn’t quite add up like I think they would have…

iFAR… or I FAR. hmm. How about IFAR?

Hello all! I am opening up a new segment that will also go up on the Youtube channel weekly that is going to be called “IFAR” or “iFar” or “Ifar” but basically it is going to be that I FOUND A RECIPE AND HERE I GO MAKE IT AND EAT IT WHAT COULD GO WRONG….

Oh what a weekend!

Hey all! I did quite a lot this weekend in the way of ramen goodness. I will be shipping out a new video tomorrow night on the YouTube Page as well as plenty more ramen visits and recipes coming up this week!

On Intermittent Fasting and being a Ramen Hobbyist

I find myself making less ramen.   It’s ok, I’ll keep producing for friends and family and for content. BUt doing 16:8 for a few weeks now I find I crave the heavy ramen stuff less and less. Ramen is awesome. Ramen is undulgent. It is the ultimate drunk food – likened to tacos, pizza,…

Ramen Heads the movie: Austin Premier and Q&A

What a night! Was able to see Ramen Heads at its Austin Premier and was treated to a panel discussion with some ramen chefs and celebrity moderator. The movie was exactly what I hoped to see. Lots of close ups of noodles? Check. Ramen prep? Check, check and CHECK. Slow-mo pouring of thick tonkotsu broth?…

The Process of Making Ramen

I love watching B-Roll of ramen restaurants. It’s one of the main reasons I will watch documentaries on ramen. One of my favorites is here, on a channel I supported through Patreon. It’s one of the main reasons I am so jazzed for the upcoming Ramen Heads film. If you haven’t heard much about it,…

Cleaning up (boring, I know)

So if you have been keeping track I have been doing one style of ramen each week. That means some poor animal is sacrificed to the gods of ramen. Bones are split and blanched. Fat is rendered and flavored.  Broth is simmered and stored. Eggs are in constant motion. Toppings are crisped up and seasoned….

Moar upgrades

If you know me in real life (IRL) you may know that yesterday was my 40th birthday. Birthdays for me have always been a mixed bag. I have a fantastic set of friends who love nothing better than to systematically torture and revive me on my birthday. In recent years March 8th has always been…

Ramen Heads movie

I can’t wait for this movie. The featured ramen chef was a disciple of Yamagishi and shares his obsessive drive to create the perfect ramen. I have long wondered what lurked below the surface of a bowl of dipping broth from Taishoken. Now we get to see the next evolution. Just take a look at…