Astoria, Guest Bloggers, Lucy Eats Alone, Restaurants Aug 01, 2013 Lucy Eats Alone – Lucy Has Cold Ramen On a Hot Day In this edition of Lucy Eats Alone, she enjoys a veritable feast at Tamashii Ramen – sake, octopus, Buta Kimchi (kimchi with pan fried pork), and cold ramen. Share this Scoop by WHA Guest total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print In this edition of Lucy Eats Alone, she enjoys a veritable feast at Tamashii Ramen – sake, octopus, Buta Kimchi (kimchi with pan fried pork), and cold ramen. by WHA Guest Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Use Your Noodle! Astoria’s Best Spots to Carbo-Load Th (...) Ramen Okidoki Coming Soon in the Old Harissa Space on 30th A (...) Lucy takes us along during her feast at Tamashii Ramen and muses on why she doesn’t date in Astoria. -Meg I heard talk of new ramen joints in the hood—and while it’s a sticky day and a bowl of hot noodles wasn’t super appealing, I decided that since I was in the area, I’d try Tamashii Ramen. Perusing the menu I am pleased to see a wide selection of ramen, including vegetarian, and I am thrilled to find several cold ramen. Jackpot! While I check out the menu, I order some sake. They don’t offer any by the glass but the bottles aren’t huge. In fact two are just 180 ml. The hyper-attentive staff was charming and helpfully told me that a big (300ml) bottle of sake was too big. (Clearly, they have not met me!) I settle on raw octopus with wasabi sauce and Buta-Kimchi—kimchi with pan fried pork. The cold ramen with egg cucumber tomato and lots of other good stuff in a spicy soy sauce also strikes my fancy. As I drink my sake and check the waitstaff in camo, I can’t help but notice the digitalized voice announcing every new Seamless web order coming. Apparently I am late to the game on this place. The octopus is clean and fresh with a wasabi kick that hits the sinuses in a good way that doesn’t overwhelm. The kimchi with pork is a nice change from my usual bowl of kimchi. It would be great leftover in an omelette. The cold ramen is refreshing and delicious. The sesame oil is a great balance to the spicy sauce. As I enjoy my feast, alone, I am reminded of a recent awkward date, which in turn makes me ponder why I don’t date in Astoria. I eat here, I live here… why don’t I date here? Maybe I should ask the WHA team about changing this up and calling it: Lucy Eats Alone (mostly)? Twitter Facebook Email Print buta kimchicold ramenkimchioctopusporksakeTamashii Ramen Related scoops Use Your Noodle! Astoria’s Best Spots to Carbo-Load Th (...) Ramen Okidoki Coming Soon in the Old Harissa Space on 30th A (...) One Comment Thursday Blogwrap | Brownstoner Queens August 1st, 2013 […] Lucy Eats Alone: Lucy has Cold Ramen on a Hot Day [We Heart Astoria] Scenes from Iftar Potluck at Masjid al Hikmah [Chopsticks and Marrow] New Show ‘Hostages’ Filming in Forest Hills [Edge of The City] Peter Vallone: ‘You are Paying All The Taxes but You Don’t Get Any of It’ [LIC Spot] […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.