My favorite udon place of all time is Marugame Monzo in Little Tokyo. I found out about it in my freshman year, and I’ve never been disappointed! This is what the main street of Little Tokyo looks like:
The yellow storefront is Daikokuya, a famous ramen place, and right next to it is Marugame Monzo. There are always long lines for both places – you can even see from the photo that there are a bunch of people waiting outside. Typically, I’ve had to wait somewhere from 30 min to an hour to get inside Marugame. I haven’t been to this particular Daikokuya, but I went to another one closer to Caltech, and the wait was also around 30 minutes to an hour.
The interior of Marugame looks like this:
In the back of the restaurant, you can see the chefs cutting the udon noodles that are going to be served to you!
My favorite dishes to order are the curry udon (sometimes with extra noodles) and the beef udon. I got the curry udon this time, and my boyfriend got the duck nanban udon. He also likes the squid mentai butter udon.
I love this restaurant!! I’d highly recommend going if you ever get the chance.
Now, based on the title you may be wondering what kind of story this will be. As you will soon find out, it’s a story of adventure born out of the pure, dark chaos that fills the minds of sleep deprived Caltech undergrads.
I’m starting a new miniseries on the blog – Film Club! Each episode, I’ll share a short clip from a popular piece of media, and then completely dissect and overanalyze it, because let’s face it, I’m doing it in my head already anyway. You say “buzzkill.” I say “science.” We’ll kick things off with a clip from Gravity Falls I discussed a bit in my previous post: Season 2 Episode 12, A Tale of Two Stans. If somehow you haven’t watched this show yet (?!)… spoilers incoming!
It’s crazy to think that I began applying to college almost three years ago. I still remember spending hours looking at college websites, admissions blogs and reddit pages to try to get a sense of what college is ACTUALLY like. To help you get through these stressful times, here are a few tips that I wish I had listened to. Hopefully, these will ease your worries and maybe even make the process more enjoyable!?