Joan here. As usual, I keep procrastinating these blogs and I apologize for that. I know I’ll need to get better at this because the longer I wait, the less I’ll remember. But don’t you worry. I will never forget how awesome or bad the ramen tasted.
Some of you know that I went back to Oahu, Hawaii a few weeks ago. I brought along my boyfriend, Sean. He’s been to Oahu before, but going with me gave him a chance to experience the island the way locals do.
And of course, we couldn’t leave without having a ramen run.
During one of our last nights in Hawaii, we cruised down the Waikiki strip. That was something Tanya and I didn’t get to do. The great thing about the Waikiki strip, was that ramen houses were all over! I went on Yelp to read up on the ramen houses and came across a place called Ramen Nakamura. Everyone seemed to rave about it and based on what I read, it was the most authentic style ramen on the strip.
The not-so-great thing about Waikiki is finding parking. We had to park more than a mile from Ramen Nakamura. But that’s okay. It was in the evening and Waikiki was still full of life. There were definitely a lot of cool and weird things to see. The funny thing about the strip is that you will definitely see an ABC store at every block. There were blocks that had two! Talk about tourist traps! Another strange thing I noticed was that the ramen shops were located between high-end stores like Coach, Gucci, and Versace. Ramen isn’t exactly expensive food!