Fuji Ya serves two types of ramen during the lunch hour, but the die hard seefoodie in me opted for the spicy seafood ramen, described as a "spicy miso based stock with sauteed shrimp, scallop, shiitake, bamboo shoot, and scallions."
It was really good--and spicy. Spicy enough to register in my hardened Korean stomach, which has seen the likes of bi bim naeng myun and spoonfuls of gochujang.
As George Takei would say, ohhhhh myyyyyy...
Japanese Lunch (In Pictures)So, around noonish, we drove to downtown St. Paul. Not a terribly long distance, since I live in North Minneapolis. Despite the short drive, however, I haven't been in the downtown area in quite a while--well, at least long enough to find out THIS was now right by Fuji Ya.
|Is Tom Cruise in there?|
|Does anyone like Garrison Keillor? No? Why do I hear crickets?|
|Contemplative husband shot, also known as the "Staring at hipsters while waiting for dinner" look.|
And then, suddenly: the main course!
|Ramen! It suddenly appears!|
|Oh, I could make love to this. Don't tell my husband...|
30 minutes later, I left with a distended belly and happy taste buds...
I need more of it. Maybe next weekend (Valentine's Day is a great excuse for Japanese food).