Thursday, January 14, 2010

Just Ask for MaMa

I stopped at a roadside noodle soup joint. On the menu they listed three types of noodles: noodle, yellow noodle, and MaMa noodle. I figured yellow noodle was wheat noodles, and just plain noodle was rice noodles, but I didn't know what MaMa was, so I ordered it, with pork.

It seems that "MaMa" is what they call ramen in Cambodia.


Blogger stacy said...

Hi Peter, I know you've never blogged about candy, but I was wondering if you had any opinions on any Japanese candy (that is, candy that is distinctly Japanese)?

This is a rather strange question, I'm sure, but I'm researching Japanese candy for an article. I'm researching this online, but it seems you're one of a few people who might know about this sort of thing first-hand.

One or two off the top of your head would be great. Don't want to take up too much of your time.

8:46 PM  
Blogger stacy said...

You know, I said "Thanks" in at least one of my tries to post. Honest. But Blogger kept eating my comments and I had to start over.

So, thanks in advance. Just trying to impress a client with my level of research. : )

9:05 PM  
Blogger Peter Cherches said...

I don't really know much about Japanese candy, but I love Kasugai Gummies. They make gummies with real juice and they have a great soft texture. My favorite is muscat, which are made from muscat grapes, and lychee. I'm sure there are Japanese candies that range from the sublime to the totally wacky, but I just don't know them.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Don said...

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9:38 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Hi Pete,

We met and compared our experiences of our visit to Korea on KAL flight to JFK the other day. As soon as I got home, I looked up your blog and read a couple of your work, and found it both enjoyable and enlightening. Thanks.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Peter Cherches said...

Don, it was a pleasure talking to you. Would would have liked to chat more, but luckily I was able to knock myself out for a great deal of the flight!

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Stacy,
I am no expert on Japanese candies myself either, but may I suggest that you pay a visit to a Japanese store, if you haven't already, there you will find a good collection of candies yourself. That may be a good starting point for your research on the subject.

10:25 PM  
Blogger stacy said...

Thanks, Peter and Anon!

4:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MaMa is the brand name. ramen is typically called "me siem," thai noodle.

12:00 AM  
Blogger Peter Cherches said...

Thanks for the noodle clarification.

6:15 AM  

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