I’ve been ordering food online quite a lot lately. Back home we only resorted to ordering food when we had exhausted all of our options. Usually it would be when we were home late from work and the supermarkets were already closed and we didn’t feel like going to a restaurant for food either. We then opted for the comfort of staying in, changing into our pajamas and waiting for our – often unhealthy – food to arrive. These days, every day feels like we have no option. K is too far away to be able to motivate me to cook. And even when I do, I don’t even feel like eating my own food.
Note to self: find a home cook.
When I was in Amsterdam a couple of weeks ago, I made a stop at Hosokawa to check out the new ramen menu (and to get my ramen fix). Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup, consisting of Chinese wheat noodles in a (often) meat-based broth. The broth is flavored with either soy sauce or miso. Toppings usually include slices of pork, dried seaweed, kamaboko and spring onion. The above photo features the tantanmen ramen – a chili infused pork bone broth topped with spinach, onions, ajitsuke egg and minced miso pork – great for winter. The below photo features Hosokawa’s tonkotsu ramen – a creamy pork bone broth topped with spinach, spring onions, ajitsuke egg and slices of pork chasiu. This is by far the most popular ramen and with good reason. To finish off (not that we needed it – those ramen are filling!), we also tried their bento box. The below photo features the tempura bento, with vegetables deep fried in a light batter, a salad of chuka wakame and hijiki, a potato salad, steamed rice and miso soup. It’s a delicious and healthy lunch – what more could you want?
If only ordering online could feature such scrumptious food – I would order it in a heartbeat. For now, I’ll just take satisfaction in
drooling over looking at these photos and hoping they will one day consider delivering (to the UK).