College-You microwaved 50-cent cups of instant noodles. Adult-You has more sophisticated tastes (well, most of the time).
Which is why you’re about to treat yourself to a two-day extravaganza of upscale ramen-y goodness.
This weekend’s Ramen Yochoko Fest brings together noodle experts from around the globe to give you bowls full of the best ramen money can buy.
The downside: it costs more than 50 cents.
The upside: everything else.
You’ll start with tastings of Mattou Seimen’s black mapo ramen, the three-time winning dish of the Tokyo Ramen Show (where they know a thing or two about hot noodles). Followed by a bowl Little Tokyo’s favorite tonkotsu.
Then, the spicy miso ramen burger, the raging food fad that combines a beef patty, spicy miso sauce, and fixin's with two “buns” of compressed noodles. Sounds exactly like something you might have invented between post-finals benders.
That, and offerings from 11 other vendors ought to satisfy your all of your nostalgic ramen cravings.
Adult You will be full. College You would be proud.