(Short story. There may be mistakes since I’m translating as a way to fall asleep?)
Another World: Ramen edition
Author: Sougo Mikan
I’m a ramen-holic and quit my job to start a ramen joint.
Oh, a customer!
We greet people a lot in here.
“I’ll have a Miso Butter Corn Ramen”
“Char siew Ramen for me”
“Sure! Thanks for coming! That’s one large copper coin altogether.”
Do you think that its weird for a copper coin to be used as currency?
After all this is another world. They don’t take Japanese yen, American dollars, or the Euro here.
One large copper coin and the 10 normal copper coins… I count them, put them away then started making the ramen.
This here is wheat produced right here in this kingdom, and it smells great. This makes noodles with nice elasticity to them.
I put the wheat into a bowl that had a special emblem engraved onto it.
It turned into flour and then without any other ingredients turned into raw noodles in a blink of an eye.
This is a skill I’m very proud of.
I boil the ramen.
I put my special sauce into a porcelain bowl that I had already warmed up.
Put in my special soup.
Ah, you’re interested in my soup?
It’s my secret recipe…
Well, the base uses pork bones, but I also mix in some seafood~
There’s also vegetables and herbs, and although it’s a bit thick the soup is still easy to drink…
That’s the sort of base I use.
Well, this is a base that can assimilate to the flavours of countless noodles and soups after all~
Every bowl is special.
So please, why don’t you try everything on the menu!?
I thoroughly shake all the hot water off, add the soup and lightly stir the soup.
On the bowl with the Char siew ramen, I stack the middle full of the beansprouts. Arrange the 8 char siew slices so that they look like a petal, place a cut spring onion in the center, done!
The one with the Miso Butter Corn ramen, I add bunch of both beansprouts and cabbage.
I add a delightful portion of corn, decorating with the spring onion and butter, done!
“Here, thanks for the wait!”
I hand them a special cutlery that had both a spoon and a fork.
You say that it looks like the ones from a certain (Su)gakiya!?
What can I do about that!?
How am I supposed to tell these people from another world to eat with chopsticks and spoons.
I’m born in Sougo after all~
You say you don’t know Sougo?
Sougo is on the east side of Aichi!
It’s famous you know, just like Okazaki, the birthplace of Tokugawa Ieyasu, or Toyota from our world’s (To)yota motors, or Toyohashi, Japan’s number one export port~
(Well, I was born in a city slightly smaller than those but…)
Aichi doesn’t just have Nagoya, alright!?
Ieyasu had brought Hanakai into Edo culture.
Well, Sougo has the base of Japan’s culture!
And it’s like, almost at the center of Japan too!
(Well, that might or might not be what the people of Sougo think but…)
Cutlery is a form of respect.
You can’t half ass this stuff in Japan or Earth, but this is another world so… it should be alright.
Ramen is delicious right?
I’m just an ordinary person, but I’m thankful to my cheat ability.
You see this small truck operating as a shop?
This is actually a hybrid vehicle powered by mana and magic crystals.
My skill [Create] specialises in the creation of noodles and spices.
Honestly, I can even make pasta, soumen and even vermicelli noodles.
But… I’m a ramen nut so…
Eh? You want to eat curry as well?
I can make curry udon…?
Wouldn’t this look like I’m bullying the great Yuusha-sama?
I’ll introduce you to my little brother!?
You’re saying that it would’ve been whatever if I introduced you to my sister but you can’t believe I’m introducing my little brother to you…?
My brother, you know, is a travelling salesman selling curry.
So the day we were summoned from that outdoors field event, he had been working.
Oioi! You don’t have to go as far as to do a sliding dogeza!!
I’ll introduce you to him!
Besides, there are other flavours of Japan here as well.
After all, 80 food stands were summoned over here.
We formed caravan groups of 10, selling open air food all over the place.
There’s a map and chat function amongst other skills embedded in the vehicle so let’s keep in touch.
What a weird story. The thing at the end was pretty cool though. Also I have no idea what Hanakai is. Something to do with Flower seeing? I googled it, and it was like some performance? Ah well.