Why eat Ramen in a city with a million different, delectable meals all lined up for your enjoyment? Well, because Ramen is addiction, and everyone knows addiction controls your life.
2022 finds us at a crossroads in the Norwegian ramen landscape. Over the past five years a number of new shops have sprouted up trying to fight for your hard earned ramen Kroner. Some have gone the way of focusing on local produce, others tempt you with hip facades, and others still work hard to make their own homemade noodles.
Pizza in Napoli, Ramen in Tokyo, Braai in Cape Town, all of us have our bucketlists when it comes to food. A tapas bar-hopping expedition in Seville has to be near the top of most food adorers itinerary. Being an international asshole, I had the luxury of getting my tips directly from a chef who lived and worked in Seville, and therefore had connections and insider information to divulge.
Where do you start when writing a food guide to the third largest city in Italy?
Italian food conjures up romantic notions of spaghetti fairytales, pizzas by a piazza and stuffing your lover with cream filled cannoli.
Limited time in this underrated city left me with a desire to return, and if I do, then expect additions to this mini-guide.
Checking into my Airbnb in Rione Sanita, I was genuinely shocked to see a Sri Lankan restaurant on the corner near Piazza Cavour. Having not done any research about the area, I passed it off as an oddity and continued walking. Another one. Strange.... A Sri Lankan grocery store, two, three. Patterns were forming. Curiosity got the better of me and I ended up grabbing a take-away box from Grand Ceylon since it was late and I had already eaten a years worth of pasta in the space of a month.
New Haven may be the pizza capital of the United States, but Napoli is the pizza capital of the world. Nowhere else are there so many pizzeria's run by such passionate people as in this Southern Italian city. Though Napoli has been famous for all the wrong reasons in the past, the Neapolitan Pizza was invented here and went on to conquer the world.
The highest proportion of Indian restaurants in Kuala Lumpur are situated in the tiny hamlet of Brickfields.
I am by no means professing I am an expert on Florence, far from it. I only spent 18 days in the city but during that time I had some obscenely good meals which I feel are worth sharing on the off-chance you too wish to dine well.
Napoli has it's Neapolitan, Rome it's Roman Pizza and Bari revels in it's very own style of Focaccia. Any local will tell you it's the best in Italy and after having tried five different shops in my 24 hour stop-over, i'd have to agree.
"Sadness is tempered by umami, grief by the motion of slurping, hope restored in the ladling of glistening, fatty broth"
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