Due to the holidays this week, we recorded this episode on Wednesday so hopefully our well-wishes turned out to be true for everyone and ya'll had a good Thanksgiving and were able to score whatever deals you were hoping to get today on Black Friday. I did end up getting some Bourbon County Brand Stout, but I didn't wait in line, so, there's that. Anyway, games discussed on this episode include Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp [Free], Lineage II: Revolution [Free], and once again we get into talking about Rules of Survival [Free], Knives Out [Free], and Survivor Royale [Free]. [center] Don't forget to shoot us emails with any questions, feedback, or anything else relevant or irrelevant to firstname.lastname@example.org. We read 'em all, and love decoding messages written entirely in emoji. As always, you can listen to us with the links below... And if you like what you hear, please subscribe and/or drop us a review in iTunes. Much appreciated! As a companion to this audio podcast, we also do a video version of the same show that is exclusive to Patreon which allows you to see us playing the games we're talking about. Backers can view the most recent video episodes of the TouchArcade show by clicking here. Be sure you're logged in to see the latest content. For everyone else who is curious, you can check out our public patreon posts to see older episodes of the video podcast. If you like what you see, consider becoming a TouchArcade Patreon backer.
Don't you sometimes feel like just banging your head on things given everything that's going on in the world right now? Well, the (head?) runner Pukk, which releases November 23rd, might be the perfect way to do so while avoiding concussions and other possible injuries. Pukk, which we wrote about a few weeks back, is about a Nordic treasure hunter, a head that glides around the polar ice smashing ice blocks and all kinds of other containers in an effort to grab as much treasure as possible. As one would expect, all that treasure can be used to get even cooler helmets for that poor head of yours before heading out to bang that head even more.
And just to keep you motivated and honest, a cute polar bear chases you the whole time, hoping to give that head a nice (deadly) bear hug. Since you lack and legs to run, you better hope you slide the right way and fast if you want to stay a-head (sorry, I just love puns). Pukk has really cute visuals and should be fun to play. Head over to our forum thread for more information on the game.
Duck ramen. Is this the latest trend in Japan? I'm seeing more and more shops popping up that either focus on a duck-based soup, or offer a once-a-week limited "duck day" to customers.
Fukumaru opened in June of 2017, and boast a duck soup using famous Iwate Prefecture fowl.
Other ingredients to consider are Tokyo craft soy sauce and a homemade duck oil.
The upper-left on the ticket machine is for the shoyu ramen. I love the use of duck oil. Many bowls of ramen in Japan use chicken oil, giving a golden sheen to the top of the soup, and adding a lot of chickeny umami. Duck oil is like chicken oil on steroids. It can be heavy if not done right. Fukumaru does it right.
Though the shoyu was great, the paitan was the one that blew me away. The same stock is cooked over a stronger heat, drawing more collagen out of the duck bones. The end product is a creamy duck broth that was unlike anything I had had before. Again, I'll use the analogy; duck soup is like chicken soup on steroids.
And, yes, is has a bit of that amazing duck oil.
From left to right; Soy sauce, creamy, tsukemen, spicy tsukemen.
Cute baby seats!
This is one of my rookie of the year picks for sure!
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