Ben and Nate do Asia...
February 20, 2007 10:30 AM   Subscribe

Ben and Nate do Asia...or does Asia do them? Ben and Nate are a couple of food and wine freaks on a mission from God: to find the best bowl of noodles in Asia...if they survive to tell about it.
posted by darkstar (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm such a gastronoob I couldn't eat a single thing they've written about on that page. Maybe the rice-balled pickle.
posted by autodidact at 10:51 AM on February 20, 2007

food is the new yoga.
posted by mckenney at 10:59 AM on February 20, 2007

...we pondered these plastic straws, soon realizing (to everyones delight) that they were provided to facilitate the removal of marrow from bone.

Ooooh. Now why didn't I think of that.
posted by porpoise at 11:00 AM on February 20, 2007

posted by doctor_negative at 11:00 AM on February 20, 2007

Oh yes, I've always wanted to try whale but now it's almost like a compulsion to find some whale to ingest.
posted by porpoise at 11:10 AM on February 20, 2007

Ooooh, I like this. Thanks!

Puppy lover that I am, I'll have to skip over the part where they eat dog, though (if they do decide to). I. can't. deal. Especially since Korean roasted dogs often look shockingly like my beloved little red dachshund/terrier, long tail & all... aaahhhh! Nooooo! :: hugs adorable puppy protectively ::
posted by miss lynnster at 11:15 AM on February 20, 2007

porpoise wants to eat whale? is that payback for all the killer whales who've felled your brethern?
posted by gen at 3:25 PM on February 20, 2007

Yeah, but the best part of the marrow is the texture. You can't get it all diluted and liquefied — you gotta get it out in a nice big glob and spread it on something.
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:45 PM on February 20, 2007

Cool. Thanks.
posted by blahblahblah at 8:17 PM on February 20, 2007

goddamn I love eating in Japan. Don't get me started on the orgasmic pleasures of Miso Ramen, Zaru Soba, and that ingenious double wrapped onigiri in the convenience stores.

posted by Dantien at 7:36 AM on February 21, 2007

Likewise uncut maki rolls, Dantien. The same clever wrap.

What I love is the meat that comes in real ramen. You can also get it in logs at good ramen places. It's not just marbled -- it's like giant hunks of bacon, meat and fat. Nothing should be that delicious. Especially if it's that unhealthy.

And I would have said I'd pass on the takoyaki except now I've had some good stuff. Most isn't.
posted by dreamsign at 9:07 PM on February 21, 2007

Taipei is a ghost town during Chinese New Years? Man, they should have seen it 20 years ago, now that was a ghost town. Nowadays practically everything but the banks is open.
posted by Poagao at 7:50 AM on February 25, 2007

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