It's been raining alot this weekend. After another rainy morning, we decided to lunch at Ajisen Ramen to warm our tummies. The only kind of carbo that I will indulge in without guilt is a hot steaming bowl of ramen. It's the kind of comfort food that will make a grouchy mommy feel sunny again on a wet day.
Instead of the usual Ajisen Spicy Ramen that I always go for, I decided to try the Curry Pork Ramen. YK opted for the Spicy Ramen while SK ordered the Hokkaido Seafood Ramen. The food arrived quickly and before anyone could tuck into their steaming bowls of ramen, I whipped out my camera (can you hear the kids growl?) and snapped some photos quickly... which explains the poor quality of photos here...We ordered some sides - agashi tofu, shishamo fish and teriyaki chicken.
This is YK's spicy ramen. The milky white Tonkotsu soup, made by simmering different kinds of bones for many hours, is to-die-for, especially after it has been infused with the fragrant spicy minced pork. This is still my all-time ramen at Ajisen.
I swapped my ramen with YK's, half-way through the meal. I slurped up all the spicy broth with bits of minced meat swirling inside. My tongue was scorching from the hot chilli oil... but it was so worth it.
This is my Curry Pork Ramen. It has the same collagen-rich broth base enhanced with a tinge of spicy, fragrant Japanese curry. The shaved pork slices were very tender and soft. YK likes the shaved pork. Well, I like everything in it, even the hard boiled egg. The ramen is springy, with a really good bite.
I didn't get a good photo of the mixed seafood ramen that SK ate. He can't take spicy food, so his ramen came in the original milky broth, topped with crab meat, squid and scallop, supposedly all the way from Hokkaido. It was very delicious too.
When we got home, we had glutinuous rice balls (rice ball that is usually filled with peanut filling or sesame, or red bean) in peanut soup for dessert. The soup was made yesterday (cooked all day in the slow cooker until peanuts became very soft). I boiled some frozen rice balls in the peanut soup and voila, it tasted just like the real thing from the famous Ah-Balling stalls!
I think I can sell rice balls for a living now.