Archive for December 4th, 2010

Legendary Elaine’s Restaurant Owner, Elaine Kaufman Dies – New York

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Elaine Kaufman DiesElaine’s was admittedly not serving the best food in town although, there was always the bar; writers, actors and others in the know congregated at Elaine’s for years, and she and the saloon were so much a part of the New York City scene. She controlled it with an iron fist, and customers today must be wondering if it will be able to survive without her.

Ramen Champions, at Arena 10, Thonglor, Sukhumvit Soi 10 – Bangkok

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

By Emi Kagawa

Ramen 1-1

Ramen Champions at Arena 10, on Sukhumvit, Thonglor (Soi 55) Soi 10
Opening Hours: 11:30 am – midnight, Daily (I have heard that they will stay open later until 3am with last food order at 2:30am)
Prices: Inexpensive
Credit Cards: No (cash in advance)

Ostensibly, six ramen shops from Japan were invited to participate in this new project in Bangkok called Ramen Champions, each huddled next to one another in an attractively laid-out, open-air mini mall,  each unit has a selection of different Ramen choices on offer. It is a new concept, and from the looks of the operation, it might very well be a hit.

Ramen 2

Ramen 3

Ramen 4

Ramen 5

Ramen 6-2

Chicken broth with ramen noodles

Ramen with miso