April? Madness: Spicy Chorizo vs Buffalo Wing

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May 062013
 

I never managed to finish this in April, so now it’s May Madness and this time, two delicious flavors battle to decide which would make a great ramen flavor.

Ramen Flavor Battle: Round 1: Spicy Chorizo vs Buffalo Wing

  • Buffalo Wing (55%, 62 Votes)
  • Spicy Chorizo (45%, 50 Votes)

Total Voters: 112

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Ramen vs Pho

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May 052013
 

Westword has an interesting article, that while focused on some Denver restaurants, provides a brief explanation of the difference between ramen and pho. I’ve had and love both, but I’ve never seen pho at the store for 20 cents a pack.

Here’s a snippet:

In a bowl of ramen, the long, curly noodles are made from wheat, which has the structure-giving gluten that pho’s rice noodles do not. Ramen stock is darker, richer and cloudy, often made from pork bones cooked at a rolling boil, whereas the base for pho is traditionally made from beef and scented with star anise, cinnamon and charred ginger.

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