Ramen is a family favourite; meals out often finds us in a ramen shop. Happily, ramen has become extremely popular in Singapore and we are in no shortage of places to visit & revisit.
Recently, Older Daughter brought us to her discovery, Ikkousha Ramen housed in CHIJMES, a restored historic building complex which was formerly a Catholic convent. The restaurant is an unassuming space which has a typically short menu. While I usually shy away from spicy broths, the idea of God Fire really tickled me. And so, against better judgement, that was the one I selected. Fortunately for me, it wasn’t excruciating and there were no lasting ill-effects.
Thinking back on this brings to mind the phrase fire in the belly in a less literal fashion.
With the world going mad around us, I admire those who have strong feelings which spur them to action. As opposed to the helplessness and deep sadness I often feel for the natural & political disasters that run rampant. For now, I resort to baking, writing & music – these are the balms for my troubled mind.
How do you respond & cope with all that is happening around the world?
This is one of my favourite covers of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah which never fails to lift my spirits.