A Few Random Thoughts About Food
For the longest time, I bemoaned the fact that St. Louis didn’t have any ramen restaurants. I loved eating different types of ramen when I lived in Japan.
But then, in the span of 18 months, 4 different ramen restaurants sprang up within 15 minutes of my house. I’m spoiled by all the options.
I ate at the fourth, Vista Ramen, for the first time yesterday, and I had a great time. I always know I’m enjoying a meal if we talk about food during the meal, and several mini-topics/questions came up that I thought I’d share with you:
- Why is chuhai not more common in the US? Chuhai is kind of like an alcoholic fruit soda. It’s super refreshing. I used to sit on the banks of the Kamogawa sipping on chuhai with friends, and I’ve never seen it in the US…until Tuesday.
- Why didn’t evolution provide humans with two stomachs–one for foods we want our body to digest and one for foods we want to taste but otherwise pass right through?
- Do you ever measure profit or savings in food? I instinctively do this all the time. Like, if I’m going to save $20 on an oil change, I equate that to 20 Slurpees. Not that Slurpees cost exactly $1 or that I’ll drink that many Slurpees in my lifetime, but that’s still my go-to comparison.