Before I head to Rome (tomorrow, Wednesday – click the flag) I had to charge up with a different cuisine.
I was in my native place for a couple days. I had, among other important appointments, a meeting of my literary group (founded 19 years ago!). We read Francis Thompson. Interesting guy! Next time, probably some Browning.
Anyway, I had Chinese when I hit town.
Starting with soup dunplings. Now demoted to the 2nd best xiao long bao I’ve had.
Noodles with veg.
Pork in garlic sauce.
My dining companion had orange beef, which he was kind enough to let me sample.
Finally, the platitude cookie.
The next day, after my morning appointment, I dashed into downtown Minneapolis for ramen. Having had a couple visits to Tokyo now, I have sampled good ramen. This place in MSP has good ramen!
First, gyoza. Wonderfully crunchy and spicy! I don’t know what is in that sauce, but… wow.
So, now it is off to Rome and a whole different way to treat noodles.
Time to pack.