Well I had a fun and busy holiday season. Traveled a bit, and had a number of visitors. You can't beat the holidays in New York though. ...must be the aroma of those Hot Nut carts.

As far as my quest for the best ramen shop in New York, I may have found a successor to the crown (previously Menkuitei on 55th st.) Its a little place in Chinatown called AJISEN RAMEN at 14 Mott St. Very good and very affordable. But I have also heard of a place on St. Marks place that opens at 10pm that my friend raves about.

Anyway, my big resolution (well, in addition to the usual,) is to be more regular with these updates in '02.