~ Instant Love for Ikeda

After learning about instant ramen is this instant connection with some parts of town – 10.03.15

It was only MOMOFUKU ANDO INSTANT RAMEN MUSEUM  that I was after in Ikeda but town ended up to be an instant favorite that I ended up killing extra time eating at AZUMA, one of the oldest udon restaurants in Osaka – my way to which I found with help of a woman who after realizing I could not understand a single Japanese walked with me to what I was looking for. Just when I was about to go back to the station was this surprise of a UNNAMED PEDESTRIAN STREET with all kinds of food stalls, some ‘fishing’ (from fish to balls) games for kids and magic even! A refresher slow-paced walk since my first two days of tourist spot-hopping during my first two days.

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[Ikeda, Japan]~Create your own CupNoodles

It was one of my favorite discoveries during this trip -a showcase of chicken ramen instant noodles in this place MOMOFUKU ANDO INSTANT RAMEN MUSEUM (named such after one of instant noodles inventor). Unlike other museums that tend to drown with its many displays, this one in the simplest yet fun manner lays out the history and the making of this food for immediate hunger pangs.

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[Osaka, Japan] ~ Dotonbori in Sundown

Because this is one kind of my favorite places- 10.02.15

When I decide where to stay in every place away from home, I always look for its proximity to places that live up to when it’s night. Chances are because when it is day, I can do all visits to ‘the destinations’ but I always long to have this place where I can walk aimlessly when all those are ‘sleeping’. There’s Hongdae in Seoul, Pub Street in Siem Reap,  Beer Street in Ho Chi Minh and Khao San in Bangkok and then there’s DOTONBORI in Osaka.

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