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Justin Schultz
28 days ago
Went to Takadanobaba over the weekend and decided to go to this ramen restaurant called "Ore no Sora" (俺の空). There was a bit of a wait to get into the restaurant but after about 10-15 mins we finally got in and were able to order. They seemed to be taken measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and had spaces open between seats and only half the seats were filled. I don't remember the name of the ramen that I ordered but they all seemed to be quite similar. Usually I would order a spicy ramen, but this one you had to ask for the spicy paste separately (it's free) so I just decided to try it without it. The restaurant offers free large servings and so I did that as I was quite hungry. The noodles were thinner than those of most ramen restaurants I go to, and I prefer thinner noodles so it was nice. The bowl itself was really full of noodles. It didn't look like it was that much food at first, but it turned out to be a lot. We ordered a small rice dish covered with pork (no photo) to share and while we did finish eating it, we were incredibly full afterwards. Personally it's not the flavor of ramen I would normally choose as it was almost like a fish and tonkotsu base, but even still it was quite good. I think if you like fish base ramen you'd really like this ramen. Even though it's not the flavor I really like, I would still definitely recommend this restaurant as the food itself was of good quality. Definitely check it out if you're by Takadanobaba Station or just looking for some noodles
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Dylan Gibson
Jan. 19, 2022
Forgot to include this in my post yesterday so I'm posting it today. When I was walking to Minami-Senju I stopped in for lunch at a place called "Hikari Ramen" (中華そば 光) and enjoyed a really interesting bowl of ramen... I got the special shoyu ramen (特製醬油らーめん) I believe it was, and I think it cost about ~1000 yen but it had some unique characteristics as you can probably tell by the photo. I'm pretty sure out of all the bowls of ramen I've eaten I've never had one with a pink egg. I was surprised at first but just thought it was kind of something funny that gave the ramen shop its own sort of identity. Also, while I have had meatballs in some of the ramen I've eaten before, it's quite rare in my experience (or maybe I'm just not ordering the right ramen lol) so I thought that was kind of interesting as well. The ramen tasted great though, the pink didn't add any extra unique flavor to the egg as far as I could tell but it was all really good. Interestingly enough, the seats downstairs were all taken and one of the people said that they had extra seating upstairs where I was shown into a sort of like storage room with no one else in it lol. It was an interesting experience but it was nice since I got to eat all by myself and I could even see out of the window a bit. All in all it was a good experience and I recommend it if you're in the area! It's really close to Minowabashi Station
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Dylan Gibson
Dec. 28, 2021
Like I mentioned yesterday, I went to "Tokyo Portcity Takeshiba" over the weekend and there were a ton of restaurants. The one that I chose to eat at was a tough choice, but I ultimately settled on "Do Miso Tokyo Portcity Takeshiba" (ど・みそ 東京ポートシティ竹芝店), but there was also an Okinawan-themed restaurant right next to it called "Okinawa Bar Kafu" (沖縄酒場 かふー) that looked really nice as well, and smelled good. Either way from across the isle I got to eat some delicious ramen while listening to the Okinawan music which was really relaxing and created a nice atmosphere. I'm not sure what the ramen I got was called it was just the normal miso ramen from my understanding and I believe it cost ¥1100. There's another one that looks similar, has a similar name, and costs ¥1200 but that's a white miso ramen and not the one that I got. Either way, I'm sure it tastes good as well, because my ramen tasted great! I really liked that the restaurant had metal cups as well, it gives the water a different flavor and always makes it feel more refreshing too (in my opinion at least). One thing I forgot to mention about the building; if you open up their website, another futuristic feature you'll find is that the building actually shows the number of people in the building at any one time and also shows that percentage of male and female visitors. I thought this was really amazing. I'm not sure how it's done, but they must have censors located at the doors or in other places around the building that can analyze body structure or something similar. Either way it's a cool place!
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開智国際日本語学校(Kaichi International School of Japanese)
Jun. 2, 2021
[English/日本語] Things that Surprised International Students When They Came to Japan: Food For international students, the first problem they encounter when they arrive in Japan is food. In this article, we will introduce Japanese food. What is this? Food I saw for the first time in a Japanese supermarket (1)Mushrooms and seaweed I was once asked about mushrooms by a Mongolian student. The Mongolian diet is basically meat-based and they eat very few vegetables. Among other things, they do not have the custom of eating mushrooms and were surprised to see mushrooms for the first time in Japan. In addition to mushrooms, foreign students often ask me questions about seaweed. I taught her how to cook mushrooms and seaweed, and she lost 44 pounds in a year! Now she has confidence in herself and does selfie every day. I was attracted by the smell.... The story of gaining weight from eating too much delicious food. 1) Ramen The number one thing that male students get addicted to when they come to Japan is ramen. Seeing the lines at popular ramen restaurants, some students may say, "It's strange that Japanese people want to wait in line to eat ramen," but after six months in Japan, they are standing in line for it. There are also many students who stock a lot of cup ramen in their rooms because it is cheap and quick to eat. However, some ramen soups are made with pork or beef, so if you are not allowed to eat ramen due to religious beliefs, please ask the store owner. One of our students even called a cup ramen company to ask about it. Let's learn the kanji for "pig(豚)" and "cow(牛)" as soon as possible. 2) Bread The number one thing that female students get addicted to when they come to Japan is bread. Although Japan is famous for its rice diet, bread consumption is one of the highest in the world. In fact, there are many bakeries in the city, and many people are drawn to the smell of bread and buy it. Also, convenience stores sell a wide variety of breads, all reasonably priced in the 100 yen range! Sweet breads are especially popular among female students, and I often see them eating them for breakfast and lunch. The sweet breads are especially popular among female students, and I often see them eating them for breakfast and lunch. Too expensive to buy! Beware of vitamin deficiency 1) Fruits Students from all countries say, "Fruit is expensive! ". Because of this, students eat less fruit than they did in their home countries, and many of them catch colds or have skin problems due to vitamin deficiency. For this reason, many students ask their families in their home countries to send them vitamin supplements. Please consider supplements as part of your luggage list before you come to Japan. I hope this article will help you prepare for your arrival in Japan. By the way, our school has a supermarket within a minute's walk from the dormitory. Also, in Hachioji, where our school is located, there is the famous Hachioji Ramen and a bakery with a long line of customers. If you are ever in Hachioji, be sure to stop by! 留学生が日本に来て驚いたこと ~食べ物編~ 留学生にとって日本に来て一番初めにぶつかる問題は食事です。そこで今回は日本の食べ物について紹介します。 これ何?日本のスーパーで初めて見た食べ物 ①きのこ・海藻 モンゴルの学生から「きのこ」について聞かれたことがあります。モンゴルの食生活は基本的に肉が中心で野菜はほとんど食べないそうです。中でもきのこを食べる習慣がなく、日本で初めて見たきのこにおどろいたそうです。留学生からの質問はきのこの他にも海藻について質問されることもとても多いです。そのモンゴルの学生は何でも挑戦するのが好きな女の子で、きのこや海藻の調理方法を教えたところ、1年で20キロ痩せました!今では自分に自信がついて毎日セルフィ―をしているとか。 においにつられて…。おいしすぎて太ってしまった話。 ①ラーメン 男子学生が日本に来てハマってしまうもの1位はラーメンです。人気ラーメン店の行列を見て、「日本人は行列を作ってまで食事をしたいなんて変だ」と言っていた学生も、来日して半年たてばその行列に並んでしまうほど。また、安くてすぐ食べられるということでカップラーメンを部屋に大量にストックする学生も多くいます。ただ、ラーメンのスープには豚や牛を使っている場合があるので、宗教上食べられない人はお店の人に聞きましょう。本校の学生でカップラーメンの会社に電話して聞いた学生もいます。「豚」「牛」という漢字は早めに覚えましょうね。 ②パン 反対に女子学生が日本に来てハマってしまうもの1位はパンです。米食で有名な日本ですが、世界の中でもパンの消費は上位にあります。事実、街の中にパン屋さんは多くあり、そのにおいにつられてついつい買ってしまう人も多いです。また、コンビニには豊富な種類のパンが売っており、値段も100円代とリーズナブルなものばかり!特に甘いパンは女子学生に人気があり、朝と昼に食べている姿をよく見かけます。ただし、カロリーが高いので、パンのせいで太ってしまったという声もちらほら。 高すぎて買えない!ビタミン不足に注意 ①フルーツ どの国の学生も声をそろえて言うのは、「フルーツが高い!」ということ。そのため、国にいたときより食べる回数が減り、ビタミン不足から風邪をひいてしまったり、肌トラブルを起こす学生が多くいます。このことから国の家族にビタミンのサプリメントを送ってもらっている学生も多いです。日本に来る前に荷物のリストとしてサプリメントも検討してみてくださいね。 いかがでしたか?みなさんが日本に来る前の準備や心構えとしてこの記事がお役に立てればうれしいです。 ちなみに本校は寮から徒歩1分にスーパーがあります。また、本校がある八王子には有名な「八王子ラーメン」や行列のできるパン屋さんがあります。八王子に来た際にはぜひ寄ってみてくださいね!
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