Lucky Peach recently published a piece on the ramen of my hometown: San Mateo, CA and of course, I have to share.
I’m copying and pasting part of the comment I wrote on my friend’s post he shared via Facebook:
San Mateo’s Japanese food game has actually been on point for years tho! I’m so fortunate to have lived (eaten?) through its rise. Nice to see a shout-out to my hometown.
I know I am guilty of repeating this, but I am so appreciative I grew up in an era before what I affectionately call the Asian Invasion and fortunate to see many chefs starting out in other restaurants go to open their own.
What a town and era I was raised in!
Read the Lucky Peach piece here (ramen-centric, though).