I Want to go to Mengokoro Kunimoto Ramen in Tokyo

| September 23, 2016

Come on behind the scenes and learn what being the owner of a ramen shop in Japan is like.

This is my favorite video in a while. (Well, other than that Teyana Taylor video, but you know whats up with that.

Sometimes when I get some ramen, I forget to think about all the work that goes into my $10 bowl. Or when I go to that mom-and-pop sandwich shop and pay $11 for a sandwich and some chips.

Lowkey this is why I love burrito spots and burger spots and sando spots, etc.

Having known a number of people who own their own small restaurants and obviously doing our own thing in this soccer space for the last year and a half, it’s hard to translate to people sometimes exactly what everything is that you do.

Its funny because the video is great, but the last minute or so is the best when you see dude cleaning the floors and closing up the shop and talking about how being “a boss” is kind of ironic because the reality is that every single one of your customers and clients is your boss.

He talks about how you end up doing everything, and I think about the times that me and my business partner do fulfillment and we literally hand package huuuuuundreds of boxes but I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else in the world, OR have anyone else doing it.

Look at the smile on this dudes face as he heads home close to midnight and knows he’ll be back in a few hours.

Shouts out to this dude and if I’m ever lucky enough to make it to Tokyo, I’m looking this station up.

Category: Inspiration, Japan, Video

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