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Noraneko entry. A study in fabric and wicker. #noraneko #noranekopdx


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Finally eating dinner at midnight and hitting all the greatest hits: Japanese beer, raw fish (hamachi poke), kimchi korokke, tsukemono, karaage. OISHIIIII ๐Ÿคฉ @noranekopdx


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What a great (can graphic) design. @orionbeer_info


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NekoSam had to check out Noraneko with @dogmadoo! ๐Ÿœ๐ŸฅŸ #Ramen #karaage #gyoza #katsu #noranekopdx #pdxeats #nomnomnom


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#ramenwaves ๐Ÿ“ทcourtesy of @ramen_rob


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Stirring up the appetite in anticipation for an amazing lunch with one of the best batches of kimchi Iโ€™ve had in some time, and a mug of hot water and lemon ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒถ๏ธ
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#goforthculture #noodles #wholisticnutrition #ramen #certifiednutritionist #pdx #kelseycrawford #noraneko #noranekopdx #pnw๐ŸŒฒ #glutenfree #bowlofnoodles #whenitrainsitnoodles


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After (finally) working on some comics today, @amoredilibri and I went to @noranekopdx and got maybe the best ramen we've had (so far) in Portland. Just look at it! It was so delicious! And we finished off with some butter mochi for dessert. My fifth time going and I will always make time to go back. #ramen #karaage #buttermochi #pdxeats #noranekopdx


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Dinner at Noraneko

I had half an expectation for this place to become my favorite ramen joint in PDX because: โ‘  its existence was made known to me by one of my favorite people at Willamette, and โ‘ก unlike most Japanese restaurants in the States that have an archetypically Shลwa name (which 9 out of 10 times means they're not run by Japanese owners), Noraneko (้‡Ž่‰ฏ็Œซ) means "stray cat" which pretty much describes my life in one word.

So it breaks my heart to report that after trying Noraneko, I have come to the conclusion that Portland excels at many things, but ramen doesn't seem to be one of them.
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Noraneko's shio ramen pretty much failed across the board in terms of broth / shiodare, toppings, and noodles, but before getting into that, a few pet peeves. First of all, no self-respecting Japanese establishment that serves gyoza would preclude vinegar/la yu (ใƒฉใƒผๆฒน) as an on-table condiment, and the wait staff should be educated regarding this so not to bring half a bowl of vinegar when asked if the kitchen could provide some for mixing with shลyu and white pepper for gyoza dipping.

Second, presentation matters. Even in the most basic of Japanese cuisine (home cooking included) there's a very simple aesthetic known as mori (็››ใ‚Š) where condiments or toppings are piled, facing toward the center and up in a conical fashion. Toppings should not be just thrown atop the ramen in ad-hoc fashion--even at Menoh, a FRANCHISE joint, we had a diagram for the toppings: chashลซ at 9 o'clock, menma at 11 o'clock, negi mori'd in the center, kikurage mushrooms at 1 o'clock and so on.

Third, proper technique matters. I was sitting on the bar counter close to the kitchen and I was able to observe some of the cooks at work, and I noticed that the cook in charge of the noodles didn't bother to yugiri (ๆนฏๅˆ‡ใ‚Š,draining water from the noodles in a cutting motion); instead, he just hoisted the noodle strainer (multiples at once) from the water boiler, kinda just let them dangle in the air for a bit and just poured the noodles into the bowls, which probably diluted the shit out of whosever's ramen it was emptied into.
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Lunch at @noranekopdx was pretty great and the company was even better @guynamedjon #yummmm #food #ramen #noranekopdx #bdaylunch


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Extra garlic and a press to accentuate ramen! #noranekopdx #ramennoodles #sapporodraftbeer #portlandoregon #greatdeal #yum


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I'm all about #PDX and sharing my good eats (when I remember to)! Especially late my late night fixes! @noranekopdx was open til 2am on a Sunday! Check them out. It's a awesome little spot with a super friendly staff. They had reggae playing last night too! Good vibes!! I will be back soon! #goodeats #pdx #pdxfood #noraneko #noranekopdx #ramen #mochi #thankful #portland #latenight #latenighteats


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Ramen Taco Salad. Yeah, I enjoy a little mash-up of food cultures from time-to-time but my palette would rather enjoy the cold sesame ramen noodles separate from the hard taco shell and all of its taco salad fixings. #ramensalad
Whatever the mash-up of flavors, you know I'll order it!#japanesemexicanfusion #alwaystryeverythingonce
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#pdxeats #ramennoodles #pdx #eaterpdx #tacosalad #foodpics #eatmunchies #portlandfood #japanesefood #noodlespdx #noodles #noranekopdx #allysoneatspdx


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Summer vibes โœจ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒพโœจ


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Day 2 of #portlandburgerweek2017 and we may have over done it a bit with 3 burgers. ๐Ÿคข It was worth it though! I got a little excited about the first one and took a bite before the photo. #amaze #laylowtavern #noranekopdx #thetriplenickel #alltheburgers


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#BurgerWeek Day 2 - Noraneko Nacho Burger. Cheeseburger w/ habanero and cumin crema and avocado. Delish! #pdxburgerweek #portlandburgerweek #noranekopdx


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Arrived in Portland at midnight, and hit up some delicious late night ramen! ๐Ÿœ #noranekopdx #noraneko #portlandfood


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After having all that food, we decided to go back to the hotel for a swim then a nap. As soon as we woke up, we were out on the hunt for food again. This little ramen bar opens late till 2am, great for night owls like us. But that's not all, the food was delicious and prices were reasonable. Definitely good bang for the buck. And because it's a busy joint, service was a bit weak.
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The after after party


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Went to @noranekopdx w/ @acab_chef last night and had some awesome food. Sweet and spicy fried tofu. Kimchee korokke - cheese and kimchee croquettes. Tsukemono - fermented konbu, cauliflower, mushrooms and cucumber. #jefflyfe #pdxfood #noraneko #noranekopdx #fermentation #tofu #karokke


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The. Best. Salad. Miso, garlic, orange oil & some secret stuff I can't figure out. #noranekopdx


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Got some pretty great ramen at #noranekopdx today!! #portlandoregon #travel


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@noranekopdx #noranekopdx @humiditypdx #pdxnow #pdxeats #eaterpdx @eaterpdx #portlandramen #Karaage #tofu this is the best sweet & spicy tofu & Karaage ever!


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Corn butter makes everything better! ๐Ÿœ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿœ๐ŸŒฝ๐Ÿœ #dailyramen #cornbutter #pdxramen #pdxeats #noranekopdx


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Friday happy hour time is the best time! All this (and more!) from 4-6. โœจ #tgif #happyhour #pdxhappyhour #pdxrestaurants #pdxeats #nekonachos #korroke #gyoza #noranekopdx


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This bird cage was a gift from Gabe's mom. The rectangular one in the background was found at @bernadettebreu antiques. We think they really tie the room together! #birdcage #antiques #diningroomdecor #pdxrestaurants #noranekopdx


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Stop by our no-holds-barred NACHOS AND ICE CREAM Birthday Party happening now till 2am! #pinata #nekonachos #softserve #nekoturns2 #noranekopdx


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Today is our 2nd birthday! This picture of Kina and Gabe was taken days before our opening. Come in tonight to help us celebrate!! Click the link in our profile for party details. #2 #birthdayparty #pdxrestaurants #noranekopdx ๐Ÿ“ท: @heatherhawksford


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Tomorrow night we're hosting our big brother Biwa's 10th birthday party! Gabe will be grilling up burgers and brats, and we'll have karaoke all night long! Come celebrate with us!! #biwabirthday #birthdayparty #pdxrestaurants #inpdx #biwaizakaya #parasolpdx #noranekopdx


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Tomorrow is our 2nd birthday! Come help us celebrate with nachos and ice cream! Cake and surprises! (info via link in profile) ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฑ #nekoturns2 #birthdayparty #pdxrestaurants #noranekopdx #parasolpdx #biwaizakaya


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This week we turn 10! Please follow the link in our profile to read a nice note from Gabe, and also come to our birthday party on Wednesday!!! ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ”Ÿ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽŠ #biwabirthday #itsbeenadecade #pdxrestaurants #biwaizakaya #parasolpdx #deformnw @constructiveform @deform_pdx #noranekopdx


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Someone's having a juicy burger and a side of potato salad for lunch today. It could be you! #pdxlunch #burgermadness #pdxburgers #japanesepotatosalad #noranekopdx


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Menudo ramen, sweet and spicy tofu, yuzu highball. Hello Friday! #dailyramen #afterwork #happyhour #otatofu #noranekopdx


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Only ramen can get us through these days of rain.๐Ÿˆโ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿœ #catintherain #catsofinstagram #nekostagram #dailyramen #noranekopdx


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Japanese potato salad, crunchy and creamy at the same time. So satisfying! #japanesepotatosalad #potatosalad #pdxlunch #pdxfood #noranekopdx


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Have you tried the new dessert? Butter mochi! Pineapple, coconut and whip! #mochicake #buttermochi #pdxdessert #noranekopdx


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Watch Santos expertly fillet a beautiful piece of fish for our hamachi pokรฉ. #hamachi #filleting #preplife #pokรฉ #noranekopdx


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"Where to go for dining and drinks in Portland? Itโ€™s rocking across the Willamette"... Thanks @seattletimes for including us in your story about the Central Eastside! #ceid #pdxfood #inpdx #travelportland #parasolpdx #biwaizakaya #noranekopdx


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Great write-up in @seattletimes about dining in Portland's Central Eastside Industrial District! Thanks for including us, with this spiffy shot of Chef Carl and our sashimi! @parasolbar and @noranekopdx too!! #pdxchefs #ceid #pdxfood #sashimi #biwaizakaya #parasolpdx #noranekopdx ๐Ÿ“ท: Steve Ringman


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Sunday brunch bowl - chasyu both ways, corn butter, and eggs of course! #dailyramen #ramenbrunch #pdxfood #eaterpdx #ramencravings #noranekopdx


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Future Burger - Yes, the burger of the future! #veggieburger #vegetarian #pdxvegetarian #noranekopdx


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Green curry ramen + special eggs ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿณ #curryramen #dailyramen #pdxramen #eaterpdx #noranekopdx


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The beavertail cactus Kelsey gave us is happily growing horns (or rabbit ears?). Come say hi! #beavertailcactus #nopales #pricklypear #cactuslife #noranekopdx


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