In this highly original account of geopolitics and development in Japan, George Solt traces the dramatic growth of ramen from modest fuel for the working poor to an international icon of Japanese culture. In the United States, ramen has now quickly evolved from a college dorm essential to being an epicurean delight.
Our latest quest for the best ramen in town took us to Goro Ramen, located at 1634 N Blackwelder Ave #102 ~ in Oklahoma City.
The atmosphere was just right, and the world-class service provided by Ricky was great. Do not let Goro Ramen’s simple two-sided menu fool you; their menu is anything but simple. For appetizer; the Chicken Kara-age. For the main entrée; the Tori Paitan. Both dishes were remarkable, and the delicacy with which they were cooked was felt in every bite.
Many would argue that Basketball, Hollywood movies, Apple, Microsoft, and Starbucks are some of our culture’s most influential exports. We argue that ramen is just as influential and was the fuel that propelled some of America’s iconic successes.
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