Dear tom yum soup,

Tom yum soup with chicken from Zen Zero

Tom yum soup with chicken from Zen Zero

It’s winter. It’s cold. I’m sick. I hate it. But there’s always something that helps me feel better: hot, spicy soup. So of course I braved the cold once more to get a steamy, zingy serving of tom yum soup. I mean, ‘yum’ is in the name.

All I needed was some Sriracha for an extra kick. But not really.

Love,
A

Dear Ramen Bowls,

Hakata tonkotsu shoyu ramen from Ramen Bowls

Hakata tonkotsu shoyu ramen from Ramen Bowls

First of all, let’s talk about how much I dig the idea of a ramen restaurant. I don’t have Top Ramen/college flashbacks because the noodles are flown in from Hawaii. Ramen Bowls, you’re legit. Not only are you legit, but any place that encourages me to get my slurp on is OK in my book. A hot, flavorful bowl of noodles, soup, veggies and tender meat makes these cold days melt away.

I can’t wait to get sick so I can stay home and slurp up some more of this goodness.

Love,
Alma