September 9, 2010
Butter Me Up
They say when a Japanese person comes back from a trip overseas, ramen is the first thing they want to eat!
I'm not sure how accurate that is but I love ramen, too. This is the Miso Butter Ramen at one of my favorite ramen shops, Cho-chin Tei (ちょうちん亭). It takes a while to get through the Moyashi (beansprout) they pile on the ramen but it goes well with the miso taste. The butter also makes the soup a bit more creamy. Yum!
The owner of the shop always greets you with a big smile and a loud "Irasshai-ma-se!!!," which means "Welcome" or "Please come inside." I've been coming here since high school and I love that no matter how long it's been since the last visit, the staff always remember you and ask after you.
I also love that the girls get a small popsicle after finishing the ramen!