Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Date Night with Ramen

No, not the 5 for a dollar dried packs! Friday night we hit Pai men Miyake in Portland for Japanese noodles! We had recently watched a show on the Food Network about authentic ramen and it got both of us in the mood for a big spicy bowl of broth and noodles. 
I was immediately pleased by the drink menu and this sake bloody mary with wasabi. There aren't many beverages I prefer over a bloody mary, having one with dinner was a treat! My date had a small carafe of sake and a beer. 
We picked a couple apps to share like this tuna sashimi salad and vegetable dumplings. I love loved the dumplings. Most places only have meat varieties and I was please to see this veggie option!
Check out that crisp!
My ramen had tofu, veggies and nori. 
The Man Friend's had egg and a big piece of pork belly under there somewhere...We spent dinner gabbing and raving about how much we loved the noodles. If you're into ramen you've got to try the real deal! Next time I want to add a big squeeze of sriracha in mine :) 

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