The student news site of Hoover High School

The Cardinal

  • March 29In the grand tradition of April Fools, we hope you enjoyed our early April Fool's! Have a great spring break!
Breaking News
  • April Showers Bring May Flowers. Don't be 'foolish' and forget your umbrella!
The student news site of Hoover High School

The Cardinal

The student news site of Hoover High School

The Cardinal


What do you plan on getting better at for the spring semester?

View Results

Ramen never disappoints on a cold day


My favorite place to go eat at is Tajima, and it is popular here in San Diego with seven locations around San Diego.

My favorite one to go to is in College Heights. It’s usually packed because of how good it is but if we get lucky then we get to eat in peace. I like going to eat there because every time I go, I’m with my family. I always have a great time with my family when we go out to eat ramen. Ramen always hits the spot, especially when it’s a gloomy day because it’s cool out and ramen warms you up.

Tajima has the most delicious ramen and my favorite, Tajima fries. They are so good, and the sauce and chicken go so well together. I always make sure to try something new every time I go and it never disappoints. Their broth is always so rich and creamy which makes it so much better. It also has so much flavor and on top of that, you can add whatever toppings you want. I find ramen to be my comfort food because It’s the perfect dish to enjoy when I want to feel relaxed or just feel the need to unwind, and feel comforted by a warm meal. The warm broth, the tender noodles, and the delicious toppings create a sense of coziness to me.

Ramen is definitely a meal I can eat everyday without getting tired of it just because there’s so many different flavors and toppings to try. I especially like it when it’s extra spicy because it makes it more exciting and enjoyable. Most of my food has to be spicy in order for me to eat it or else it just won’t hit the spot. My favorite thing about ramen is that you can customize it with your own favorite ingredients. So if you get a chance, check out Tajima.


More to Discover
About the Contributor
Dhalia Arriaga, Staff Writer

Dhalia Arriaga is a junior in Hoover High. She enjoys writing, and by writing she expresses herself and all the emotions that go on in her head. To Dhalia writing isn’t just words written but it’s words that have a story to it. It has a deeper meaning to her that's why she enjoys writing so much. It brings her peace and comfort. Dhalia’s main goal is to make her parents proud. She wants to make her parents proud because she knows that her parents sacrificed so much for her and her sisters. The thought of her parents going to another country and leaving everything behind to give their kids a better life didn't sit right with her. So she wants to show them that she appreciates everything they’ve done by graduating and proving to them that anything is possible when you set your mind to it. Every tear and feeling of exhaustion will end up being worth it once she graduates and is able to say that she made it through those tough high school years. No matter how hard this journey might get she will always try to keep a positive mindset because at times it gets real and the feeling of giving up gets to her but then again she thinks about her immigrant parents who came here with nothing and have given her everything. Dhalia wants to be able to give them so much back for all the love and support she has received. As you can tell Dhalia is very attached to her family. Family means everything to her and enjoys every second she gets with them.