Worth the wait…you dedide!
Chicken Paitan Ramen
Totto Spicy Ramen
I don’t know what it is but I’m definitely hooked on Ramen. It could be the freshness of the ingredients, the perfect combination of pork (such a weakness), noodles and broth, or simply the whole experience of sitting right in front of the chef and following step-by-step the hypnotizing process of preparation. Whatever it is, I’ve decided to go on a quest and try out the different varieties and styles of Ramen that I can find, be it here in Toronto, New York, Tokyo, or anywhere my travels may take me.
I recently got the chance to try out Totto Ramen; a highly reviewed and visited Ramen Shop in Midtown Manhattan (366 W 52nd Street, NY). Although I have never been to Japan, this is very close to what I imagine of a dining experience there. A rustic small shop, with a lively atmosphere, sitting at the counter watching the chef (of course wearing a head scarve) tossing up noodles and stirring up the broth as if that was all he was meant to do in life. And of course…delicious food. I highly recommend the Chicken Paitan Ramen: straight homemade noodles cooked al dente style in a whole chicken and premium soy sauce based soup topped with scallion, onion, char siu pork, and a nori. For US$11, this is a very accessible delicacy that your taste buds will thank you for. If you can overcome the long waiting time at the door (no reservations), then you are in for a treat. Check out the menu (http://tottoramen.com/?page_id=50) for more delicious treats available at Totto Ramen.
If you are visiting the Big Apple please follow my advise and go to Totto Ramen. You will not be disappointed !
At the “Mercado Municipao” in Sao Paulo, Brazil, vintage is the norm when it comes to the logistics of the operation.
Presentation, presentation, presentation!
There’s no shortage of olive oil at the “Mercado Municipao” in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Open all year round, the Union Square farmer’s market provides a fresh atmosphere for New Yorkers and visitors alike.
Special corn deals at Union Square Farmer’s Market, New York City
A transaction goes smoothly at the St. Jacob’s Farmer’s Market in St. Jacob’s, Ontario.
Countless of delicious treats abound at the St. Jacob’s Farmer’s Market.
The farmer’s market at St. Jacobs, Ontario is part of the Mennonites’ way of life.
Saturday has arrived again and with it a new chance to visit one of my new favourite places, the farmer’s market! Although I have been visiting these markets for a while, only until recently have I started to fully appreciate the beauty of the community gathering, the freshness of the produce, and the excitement of indulging on a new treat never tasted before. I recall how much of a hassle it was, as a kid in Colombia, having to stop playing with friends to accompany my grandmother to the market…fortunately I have grown up!
Today I would like to share with you a small collection of photos from some of the recent farmer’s market that have caught my attention: The “Mercado Municipao” in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with its electric atmosphere and filled with perfectly displayed product. The Farmer’s Market at Union Square, being an oasis of freshness in the middle of bustling Manhattan. And, the more quaint and historic St. Jacob’s Farmer’s Market, with the special touch of the mennonite tradition.
More markets to come…stay tuned!