Oct 27 2003

The ramen joint we usually patronized was closed throughout the duration of my stay, so we had to find another high-quality place. We decided to give this place Kohran a try, mainly because it had the same name (phonetically, anyway) of my favorite Sakura Taisen character. Andy had always avoided it because he never saw anyone eating in there, which I found to be very Japanese of him. Japanese seem to judge ramen places based on the length of the line waiting to get in. If I ever open a ramen shop, I’ll make sure only to have one table and no inside waiting area; I’ll make a killing! Despite Andy’s apprehension, when we went in, we found that it was actually a nice place with a friendly dude and a solid bowl of ramen.