-･- From My Everyday Life to Japanese Culture -･- Why don't you see the real Japan, not the typical foreigners' version.
Yesterday, I had dinner at my friend’s house in Kawaguchi City (a typical commuter town located on the southern edge of Saitama Prefecture). I enjoyed a conversation and ended up catching the last train.
On the way home from the nearest train station, I suffered a conflict in the mind: whether I would eat ramen (ラーメン, a Japanese noodle dish) or not.
In Japan, it’s common that the final destination after drinking would be a bite to eat ramen. Ramen for a midnight snack, when we are a little hungry after drinking, is soooo delicious. We call it “shime no ramen (締めのラーメン, ramen to finis up with).”
However, it’s also a dangerous behavior, which helps fatten.
It was 1:30 a.m. I hung around the ramen restaurant for a while, mulled and stopped short of eating. Instead, I got low-cal cellophane pot noodles (春雨ヌードル, it was only 104 kilocalories!) at a convenience store. It was enough to have soup with some sort of noodles if it wasn’t a full portion of ramen.
After this, I will cook ramen for dinner!