Ramen is one of the most popular menu items in Japan. It is a noodle in soup which originated from China, but it has been improved a lot to fit Japanese taste. One thing I feel wasted about ramen is that it has too much soup compared with noodles and most people leave the soup half eaten while they eat up the noodle. In my case, a bowl of ramen is not enough, but I can't eat it up including the whole soup. It's too thick and I need something to eat with the left soup. Some ramen restaurants provide a cup of steamed rice so that we can eat it with the left soup. I feel happy when it is provided for free, which sometimes happen in lunch time. In this restaurant I found in Sapporo was a little bit different and it made me happier. As you guess, eating the rice putting into the soup tastes better than eating them separately, however, it is regarded as a very bad manner in Japan. Some one calls it "cat food". Lots of people including me hesitate to do it, but in this restaurant, the "cat food" was on the menu item list -- the vulgar but delicious eating manner was authorized in the restaurant! So I was able to enjoy the special risotto after the noodle without worrying about other people's eyes.