Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of decent ramen places in the Boston area. John has been to most if not all ramen places in the Boston area like Pikaichi, Mentei, Sapporo Ramen, etc… While John prefers Pikaichi out of the bunch, Boston ramen in general felt a notch below the quality of ramen in places he’s been to in New York like Ippudo and Daikokuya in Los Angeles. That previous statement…. has been revised with the arrival of YumeWoKatare!
So it’s tough being John at times. Why is that? because he’s got quite the love for authentic ramen, and no, he doesn’t mean your Instant Lunch, Ramen, or Cup Noodles…
He doesn’t mean any of the more authentic ones you can grab at 88 Supermarket or Hong Kong Supermarket either. John’s talking about some delicious ramen noodles swimming in a flavorful brother with some nice juicy and tender pieces of pork and optional butter cube, boiled egg, and/or corn:
While this past weekend was filled with bracket busting games including Butler and VCU in the NCAA tournament, the weekend was jam packed for John Lee with a myriad of events with friends and family. Those aforementioned events included trying out the newest addition of Boston’s ramen establishments, an evening of some Texas Hold Em poker, multiple birthday dinners, and of course the Korean dice game in which it’s still a mystery what it’s called.
The weekends tend to be a time of rest and reflection for John as he’s getting quite up there in age. There’s very few things that John cherishes more than quality time with friends and family, except maybe for his latest addiction: Dominion. With that being said, let’s recap John Lee’s weekend…
Dinner @ Pikaichi
John started his weekend by joining some friends in trying out this new ramen place by the Super 88 food court in Allston, MA. Now it has only been a few weeks since word broke that Ken of Kens Ramen House had decided to close up shop. With his departure, John was basically left with Sapporo Ramen in Porter Square, Men Tei between Boylston St and Newbury St. It looked like there would be dark days in the future for John with such a limited ramen selection in