My current favorite brand is Nongshim, and right now I'm in a Gordon Ramsay kick so I've been binging episodes of Kitchen Nightmares and Hell's Kitchen lol.
As for TV and movie series, none currently. I've been into watching Youtube again. Now I'm on an art kick.
As for the TV Series, my favourite is Sherlock!
And for my favourite movie, it's The Prestige!
My favourite series right now has to be The Boys on Amazon (remains to be seen if the Wheel of Time series will be good) and I'm not much of a movie person lol, I'd say it's between Endgame (yes yes I know, but I like it) and The Hobbit fan version (a four-hour version of the trilogy that's cut together into one movie according to the book. It's great)
Da Sun Ramen has an absolutely spectacular kitsune udon (and a passable taiyaki)
There's an anime-themed ramen joint on Orlando called Soupa Saiyan (gee, I wonder what anime they're themed around...) and they've got some really good BYO ramen that's cooked and served up hot and fresh right in front of you.
I don't buy store-bought stuff, I either make it myself the way I learned when I lived in Japan, or I eat at a restaurant. It's not my favorite food by far, so I have to say I haven't eaten it since ..... 2017?
A few good noodle dishes:
bun bi thit nuong with a couple of goi cuon on the side;
hokkien char mee is fucking great.
Pho is good. I fuckin' love a good pho.
and I am an absolute slut for kitsune udon. I fell in love with it when I lived in Japan; I make my own when I can (though it's often hard or expensive) to get the correct ingredients.
I only very rarely watch TV. There's usually too much else I could be doing- like writing, or reading, or doing literally anything else than watching TV. I think the last TV show I watched was Breaking Bad, but that was literally years after it aired.
...wait. Why the fuck are you obsessing over ramen when pho is 5,000,000,000 times better? Do you have brain problems?
I'm... literally Vietnamese American lol. I still enjoy good instant ramen because my mom loves it and she was raised in Japan during the Vietnam war.
I do appreciate you shouting out Vietnamese dishes though! I literally eat homemade pho once a week.
Thanks for all of your replies too! It's interesting to see other people's preferences.
If we're talking Western/North America-TV stuff: I liked Timeless, and Breaking Bad when I bothered to follow it up to the last part of season 5's first half. Besides that, I enjoyed the last season of Samurai Jack as well.
Anime wise: oh boy, do I have a lot that I like. Though it's technically not a TV series my all-time favorite is probably the 1980s' Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu (Legend of the Galactic Heroes) but I enjoyed its recent novel re-adaptation as well.
There's always a good gem every anime season or so for every 10 dumpster fires, but other ones I particularly liked are Wave, Listen To Me! And Youjo Senki. A few shows this anime season I liked are Majo no Tabitabi and Maoujou de Oyasumi
Movies... to be honest, I don't know. Maybe Chicken Run and Star Wars ep3/5?
It is much harder to pick just one favorite for movies and TV. Depends what I’m in the mood for. Um…
Movie: The Matrix
Guess I’m in the mood for SciFi.
For favorite show, there are so many great shows with different genres, it's hard to choose one. So instead I'll give you a recommendation based on what I've watched recently:
TV show: The Queen's Gambit. Beth Harmon's charm made me want to learn chess. Anya Taylor Joy is such a blessing to the world.
Anime: Carole and Tuesday. Not everyday would you encounter an anime with at least one original music introduced in each episode. And it's not crappy music either, some of it is really good!
K-Drama: Crash Landing on You. A love story between South Korean heiress and a North Korean military officer.
Movie: Stephen Chow's 1991 comedy - Love on Delivery. One of the best Stephen Chow's comedy I've ever watched.
The good news is you can watch all of this on Netflix!
In America my favorite was chili, the green one. That or the all-time classic chicken.
As for favorite recent TV and movies, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was an amazing show that I recently finished, and the most recent movie I have given a 4.5 stars or better to is Bound, an excellent movie everyone should watch.