To the users who keep posting comments with your full name, email, and phone number, I don't care that you got a bad packet of ramen. Why? Because I don't make ramen; I'm just a guy with a blog. From now on, I'm going to start a special section for you and move all your comments there. You've been warned.
PS - If your email address ends in @aol.com, this is probably directed to you!
1) Do you know why I cannot find instant wonton soup anymore at my local store? No.
2) Do you sell seasoning packets separately from the ramen? Actually I don’t sell anything at all (besides the Amazon.com links), but I think it’s a good idea.
3) Why can’t I find my favorite brand at my local store anymore? Sorry, I don't know. See Questions 1 & 2.
So, yet again, someone from “that domain” posted a comment asking for someone to call him regarding finding something bad in his ramen. Included was his full name, phone number, and city/state where he lives (Atlanta). For the benefit of everyone who comes to this blog from "that domain", here is a simple FAQ about comments on this blog.
- If I post my phone number and name in a comment, will it be published?
YES. Anything you put in a comment, so long as it is not moderated or caught by the spam filter WILL BE PUBLISHED FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD TO SEE.
- Should I post other personal information in a comment?
See Question 1.
- Do you, the owner of this blog, have any relationship with any ramen manufacturer?
No, I write this blog for fun.
- Well then if that's the case, who do I complain too about problems with my ramen???
Try contacting the manufacturer. If you had a problem with your Ford, would you go to cars.com and ask them to call you? If you didn't like a TV show, would you call TV Guide and complain?
People sometimes ask why/how this is the “Official Ramen Homepage”. Being official is pretty easy. You put up a page in the 1995/1996 timeframe, and add the word "Official" to the title. As long as you are the first and the best, there's no problem.
Of course, being Official does cause me some headaches. There are lots of people out there who come to this page to:
- complain that the ramen they bought (presumably from me) had some problem
- ask me to work with their import/export company to sell ramen in country X
The point of this post is to hopefully head-off emails on topics 1 and 2 in the future.
PS - Can anyone guess from which domain I get most of the type 1 complaints?
Many people don’t know what the plural form of Ramen is.
In my opinion, the plural of ramen is ramen. Some people like to say “ramens” instead. I have not edited this out of my recipes, but I still don’t think its correct.
So remember: one ramen, many ramen
Some folks have asked how I decide to post recipes on the site. Here are the basics.
How do I decide which recipes to post?
Its a complex process, involving many steps. Basically, if the same recipe is already on the site, or one that is very similar, I wont post the recipe. If it sounds really really gross, I wont post it.
Do I edit recipes?
Yes. I edit some recipes for spelling and/or grammar. I may also remove editorial comments that are not really part of the recipe.
How long does it take to post?
Depends on how busy I am. I usually go through the recipes every few weeks. If you provided a valid email address, I will write back to you and let you know that your recipe has been posted.