One of my favorite Vietnamese meals is bò 7 món, translated as seven courses of beef for non-Vietnamese speakers or “BEEEEEEEEEEF!!!” for beef lovers.
This is our first post and we are already behind!
We had our first Tokyo ramen on December 24th in the Kabuki-cho district of Shinjuku. We were going to go to the ramen place that I had found a couple years ago when I was wandering the streets of Tokyo on my own but we decided to be adventurous and try something new. Most restaurants in Japan like to show off their food offerings with realistic plastic decoys or giant fine art quality photographs so even an ignorant foreigner who doesn’t know the difference between Kanji and Hiragana can get a decent meal by pointing at one of the plastic display dishes. That’s the technique that I usually use but this time I had a my trusty translator with me so she helped me order the right meal.