More Tanpopo

We wanted to see a movie, so we headed to the Kabuki Theater. Little did we know that no regular showings were happening due to the SF International Film Festival. Doh! So after roaming around a bit, we got hungry, so we just decided to take advantage of being in japantown and went to Tanpopo again. Yes, we’re addicts.

J got the Ankake Ramen, which was a thick starchy soy sauce flavored soup with sauteed vegetables and ground pork. Oh this thing was so beyond good. The broth is indeed thick, and it has a lovely nutty taste, which I assume is from sesame oil. It isn’t overly seasoned, so when he added a few drops of soy sauce to it, it became just right. This thing comes with mostly veggies, including shitake, cabbage, onion, green onion, carrots, and been sprouts. And the ground pork is a nice touch.

It was really really hot out, so although I wanted ramen, I didn’t think I could do it. So I just stole some of J’s ramen and got the curry instead. Even though it had its own heat, it was just what I wanted. It had chicken, onions, and carrots in it. As a trade for stealing his ramen, I forced him to eat my carrots. It’s a fair trade!

We adore this place. The food is great, cheap, and the service is efficient. But their bathrooms are pretty gross. I say hold it and go across the street in the Japan Center instead. I could eat here every day if I didn’t live on the other side of the country.

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