Manpuku at Tampines 1 has a stall called Aoba Ramen (I think) that sells some really kick-ass dishes. I hadn’t noticed it before, probably because I always associate ramen with that cheap, instant stuff I’m used to seeing in grocery stores. After reading some blogs about Japan though, I stopped to give it serious consideration and decided to try it out.
My wife and I both fixated on the shoyu ramen that had pieces of pork set on top of it. It was a great choice! I didn’t have my camera on me so I snapped some photos with my iPhone.
We also got a side order of gyoza with our ramen. I think there was a discounted price that day so we decided to give them a try. They were also very good.
We finished the meal off by trying the green tea ice cream, which was listed as ‘macha’ ice cream. It has a unique taste and is pretty good. I think the taste would get old if I ate it too often. It can also play games with your stomach, so be careful of that.
Looking at the picture of the ramen, blurry as it is, makes me hungry. I think I’ll try to convince my wife that we should go back there soon.
Back in April I wrote a post about China and how it sold poisoned gyoza to the Japanese. I then went off on a rant about how China is ruining its world image, because here lately everything that comes out of China is poisonous or defective. If you’re wondering why I’m so pissed off about China doing this stuff, it’s because most of those products wind up on the shelves of United States grocery stores and department stores, just waiting to poison some unsuspecting person or child. Not to mention that it’s just stupid, and I don’t like stupid. China’s economy relies on exports to other countries, and they’re causing people all over the world to not trust and to not want to buy their products. They’re killing off their livelihood, one screw-up at a time.
I’m also kinda pissed off at the US government for not doing better pre-screening on items imported from China. They have a proven track record of producing bad quality items. If a man has a record of sexual offenses against children, appropriate measures would be taken to make sure he didn’t do it again right? So why is it that a country is producing and exporting bad products to the US, some of them potentially lethal, and we just keep on letting them do it? Can we fine the country as a whole? Can we do anything to let them know that this behavior isn’t welcome? How about a 1 month embargo on all China-made products? If they won’t listen to common sense, maybe they’ll listen to dollar sense.
On the other hand, what can we really expect from a country that not only poisons the world, but poisons its own citizens as well? The following video is about Yunnan province, where factories are producing massive amounts of pollution that are causing near lethal levels of lead blood poisoning in the region’s children.
There’s pollution in every country, but within acceptable limits. This is just blatant and damn near disgusting, as it shows a lack of respect for human life. Not to mention that it’s killing children.
Good job China. Not only do you try to screw over the rest of the world, but you’re stupid enough to shoot yourself in the foot as well. I guess when you’re citizens have no freedoms and no way to protest or affect change it doesn’t matter, right?
(Image Source: Vegetarian Organic Blog)