Photo #17: January 17
Find friends who’d order individual bowls of ramen despite being surrounded by couples sharing only one! Spicy Yakuza for me, flavorful shoyu for Nikki, and meaty Beast for Ernest! Shizen Ramen in Marikina is definitely one of the best ramen shops for me!
Photo #281: October 8
Shizen Ramen has only 12 items on their menu, but quality is defnitely a priority here. They currently offer 5 kinds of ramen, and we tried their best-sellers: the beast and chashu. The latter’s broth is yummier (pork bone & sesame), but the former’s meat toppings are heftier, so they’re both winners in my book. We paired our ramen with their equally delicious gyoza and colorful kani salad. The salad’s good, but I prefer to have more cucumber than cabbage in it. Too bad, they ran out of matcha ice cream earlier, so I’m looking forward to visiting Shizen again! I’ve got my eyes on the Yakuza and shoyu ramen hehe!
Photo #262: September 19
“From the first class, I saw you, I thought you look like Japanese actress, your Skype picture!” – from one of my Young Learner gems. Well? Do I? HAHAHAHA It’s probably because of the smile. 🙂
Photo #261: September 18
Ahhhh oishi seaweed snack from Japan! Arigatou, Hexeland Chiharu! It was a little difficult not to finish everything right away =p I showed this to one of my gem students, and she was pleasantly surprised! 😀
Photo #83: March 24
“This story is about a normal 60-year old man who is helped by a masterless samurai eat freely without being held back. A gourmet fantasy!”
Taking a break from watching Dexter because 1) this one’s Japanese and 2) it’s related to food!!! It’s so funny and hunger-inducing! I highly recommend “Samurai Gourmet” on Netflix! 😀
Photo #25: January 25
If you have a Netflix account, I recommend that you stop whatever you’re watching and check out “Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories”! Maaaaan, it’s so good, I’m already halfway through season 1! Apparently, it is based on the manga series, “Shinya Shokudo.” Love, friendship, self-acceptance, culture, and of course, Japanese food are some of the themes, and so far, every episode made me cry hehehe! A lot of the stories are touching and even relatable. Currently, only season 1 is streamed on Netflix – there is a second one, plus a film adaptation. Go watch it!!! I highly recommend it! 🙂
Photo #326: November 21
Today’s #RareJob news article is entitled “Sushi Art Becomes Internet Trend.” A lot of students have been requesting for it since this morning, and every time that happens, my sushi cravings intensify! I opted for Ta Ke Ho Me Sushi Stand‘s salmon sushirrito: sushi and burrito in one! Itadakimasu!