My mom had a bag full of ramen soup packets in the fridge and ramen noodles in the freezer, so she asked me to pick up a few toppings from the supermarket. I got pickled bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, and chashu slices. She already had boiled eggs. The result is a quick ramen dinner that’s probably as good as average ramen you get at restaurants in New York.
But my mom was not happy with my selection of toppings. She said their flavors are too strong, competing with the broth. Since she grew up in a ryokan (hotel/restaurant), I don’t argue.
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