Munchimonster

Adventures in Eating & Cooking

Ramen Bars in Philly

The cursed ramen spot in Philly’s Chinatown 9th street had been changing owners for the past few years, unable to maintain the same name for more than a year. However, … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spice Island Tea House

10/30: Popiah w/ Peanut Plum Sauce: The description of this appetizer was deceiving. We had initially thought this was a seafoody spring roll, only to find a fresh, cabbage strips … Continue reading

December 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Head Full of Noodles

During my time at Pittsburgh, I had the delight of going to Noodlehead, a Thai street-foody restaurant in the trendy neighborhood of Shadyside. Along this avenue were a lot of … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hand-Drawn Beef Noodles

At 兰州拉面 (Lan Zhou Hand-Drawn Noodles) in Philly Chinatown, you can get a giant hearty bowl of beef noodle soup for only $5. That’s where Jan-Jan and I went when … Continue reading

November 10, 2011 · 2 Comments

Smorgasboard of Things I Ate Last Weekend

Due to the tornado of midterms that hit me these past two weeks, I haven’t been able to update on all the delicious things I’ve eaten recently, so expect an … Continue reading

October 25, 2011 · 2 Comments

First Authentic Ramen Joint Experience!

So my first day back on spring break and Chwissy-poo told me she wants ramen, so in reply I said, “CAN WE PUH-LEEEEEZZ GO TO IPPUDO??!!” I’ve been wanting to … Continue reading

March 20, 2011 · 2 Comments

Sushi in H-Mart

It was too good to be true; I actually found enjoyable, reasonably priced sushi in Philadelphia! Hurrah! Not surprisingly, I had to hop on SEPTA and take it to 69th … Continue reading

February 17, 2011 · 3 Comments

Birthday Brunch of Japanese Sweets!

I enjoyed a lovely birthday brunch with Unnie today, at Kyoto-fu, which serves top-quality, artisan Japanese desserts perfect for saccharophiles like me! I don’t mean to toot the horn too … Continue reading

December 12, 2010 · 2 Comments

Sakura: Japanese, Taiwanese, or Shanghainese?

Adorned with bright green on the corner of 10th and Race, Sakura always seemed like a mystery to me. The name implies Japanese food, but the location is definitely Chinatown. … Continue reading

October 4, 2010 · 4 Comments

Ramen & Dessert in NYU

I am sooo envious of NYU kids for having so many Japanese food options in St. Mark’s Place. One of these places is Menkui-Tei, conveniently located next to a Cafe … Continue reading

September 7, 2010 · 6 Comments