Behind the scenes…

Day 304:

I’ve mentioned before that every Thursday Hototogisu becomes Ura Hototogisu (一汁三煮干 裏不如帰) and only serves a special niboshi ramen made with a blend of sardines and pork bones. Well I finally got my chance to try it and…

Hototogisu is f***ing legit! This niboshi ramen is unbelievably good. It’s a different flavor from their normally clam-based soup, but I think this is way better. I’m surprised they only serve it just one day a week.

The noodles weren’t that spectacular, but being from Mikawaya they still had a good bite. The soup though is key. It was outstanding the whole way through. I recommend you give it a try.

Today was our green curry paste prep day and I was craving a kebab before we opened. As soon as I mentioned it to the others, Shuga and Boom were soon craving one too. So I hopped on my bike and rode to nearby Higashi-Matsubara to go pick a few up. Craving satisfied.

The best part of the night was when moca decided to make a surprise visit with her friend from Hong Kong. Believe it or not, this was moca’s first visit to Bassanova and after hyping up the green curry ramen to her for months now, I was a bit nervous. Luckily, she liked it, or so she says. Haha. Thanks moca! You made my day!

Good luck climbing Mt. Fuji!

A new month…

Day 303:

Equals new money. Yes, payday is finally here. Time to go get a haircut! True, I could probably shave my head on my own, but it’s always more fun hanging out at the local barber shop.

The Bush was calling. I was actually in the mood for some Hiyashi Chuuka, but they were all out for the day so I decided to go with the Moyashi Soba. I’ll stick to the regular ramen next time.

The half-size gyoza is a great filler.

Today marks Boom’s 5th full day and I must say he is catching on quick. All the better since Komuro-san is anxiously awaiting her last day. Btw, Bassanova turns 8 this month. Expect some sort of celebration in a couple weeks. I’ll also be heading to Kyoto for a few days this weekend to work on a secret project. Haha…jk. I’m just going to do what I always do, hang out and eat ramen.

I’m not sure how to say this, but some unforeseen circumstances may be arising on the horizon. It’s unsure how much longer I can continue this selfish dream of mine…