The temple of apples…

Day 78:

Brian called and asked if I would meet him at Apple Basic for lunch on my day off. I said hell ya, but then remembered Apple Basic serves tsukemen and is only open at night. No worries, during the day Apple Basic turns into a miso ramen joint called Misoya Ringodou (みそや林檎堂). And so we were off!


Naturally, I ordered the miso ramen and added a free-range (地鶏) hanjuku tamago.


The miso had plenty of flavor and was really dense. It almost seemed like I was eating tsukemen in ramen form. It was very good, but I don’t think I can eat this ramen on a regular basis. I noticed something crunchy in the soup too. I’m not sure what it was. Perhaps squid legs?


The free-range hanjuku egg was definitely a highlight.


Best I’ve ever had? No. But I liked the way it oooozed.


The teaspoon of spicy sauce (Brian pointed out that it was Sriracha) gave it a nice kick, but I felt it needed a bit more. The noodles reminded me of what Bassanova uses in their green curry ramen. No complaints there.


All in all, I don’t think I’ll ever come back. Brian seemed too agree. This ramen was just “Underground Too Mach.” Whatever that means…


Afterwards, I met up with a friend to go apt hunting. Yup, that’s right. I’m looking to move out of my bro’s place and find a space of my own. Anyway, I couldn’t find anything nice and since we were in Medaimae, my friend was hungry for some Ippudo. I skipped on the ramen and just ordered this Chashu Mabushi Gohan. Not bad.


Then it was off to the Hub to spend our Hub cash. Free drinks are always nice! I also met my future wife, but you’ll have to get me drunk to explain. haha.


Somehow I don’t remember much of this part, but apparently I ate a kebab and snapped this picture.


And luckily, I caught the very last train of the night. That was a great day off.

3 Replies to “The temple of apples…”

  1. ::chuckles::

    Somehow I don't remember much of this part, but apparently I ate a kebab and snapped this picture.

    famous last words, or at least they could be…

    Thanks for the giggles and good luck on your apartment hunt too!

    -LG

  2. dudes, im sorry you guys didnt dig on the ringo-do. i hellllla liked that mega thickness. id even maybe put it in my top 5 miso bowls, top 3 if it wasnt for tsujita! i think the hot sauce is sriracha mixed with something else, its a bit spicier and not quite as sweet as sriracha, if i remember. i think the noodles are the pretty standard “thick noodles for thick soup” model from mikawaya seimen. doggs i ate some crazy ramyun in korea – the noodles are all out of the package, but they know how to trick a mother out! but i am ready for the real stuff when i get back!

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