There are lots of things that make me happy; My kids, husband, pets, wine, cheese, summer, flip flops, lounge chairs, King of Pops Popsicles, – well, the list can go on, really… I am a pretty easy girl to please. One of things on my happy list that always makes me giddy is a good bowl of noodles.
I am aware that there are many types of noodles out there. I am not biased. I nominate all nationalities of noodles for my number one! But there is one noodle who has gotten a bad rap in the past, but has emerged victorious the last few years. Ramen. Ramen makes me happy!
I have lots of awesome memories of eating Ramen from when I stayed at my grandparents house all the way to my vegan college days. Not even the “good” kind of Ramen, like I’m about to show you. It was never really those freeze dried noodles that were the problem. It was those dried “flavor” packets filled with MSG and who knows what else. Really, who knows? I never like to eat things I can never pronounce. Luckily for me, I can pronounce shrimp, squid, and scallops. Oh, and pork belly. Yeah, that is a good one… Well, at least I can pronounce them in English, not so sure about Japanese.
p.s. Don’t be afraid of the shrimp…they are delicious and succulent jewels of the sea!