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Soup Days, Day Five: Better-For-You Ramen Noodle Soup with Vietnamese Flavors

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I really don’t know a lot of people who don’t have ramen stories.  Usually it’s during college, or bachelorhood (or bachelorette!), and centered around those little instant-fried squares at $3 for a dozen. I don’t mess with nostalgia, but I leave those versions of ramen on the shelf and in fond memories.

Others roll their eyes at those stories and then go into lengthy, dreamy detail about the “best ever” ramen shops in Tokyo, or Chicago or L.A where they had “the real deal” ramen.  And that’s great, too.  Authenticity, though, that’s another thing I don’t touch if I’ve never been to a place.  I’ll leave that version in Tokyo, where you can go find it and have your own story (and maybe me, too, someday).

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Soup Days, Day Two: Lemongrass Coconut Noodle Soup

I’m writing this in my Zumba outfit.  I came home a little frayed at the edges owing to a new instructor that likes to interject a shrill “Whoooo, YEAH!!!” into her routine every few minutes that make you jump in alarm, and enjoys flustering you by dancing up to you at stranger-danger closeness and staring you in the eye as she gyrates.  I wasn’t sure if I should laugh or cry, but I’m pretty sure I made a couple muffled noises that were something in between.

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Steamy bowl of goodness

I am so happy to be snuggled up now with a big bowl of this soup.

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