Fukuoka is known for ramen, but they also have famed street stalls called Yatai. They're no larger than a picnic table and you sit elbow to elbow on attached wooden benches and gobble freshly made, tasty street food. We happened into this one as we got lost trying to find our hotel and came back for dinner. Dodo dragged her feet a bit - she mumbled about not immediately getting to eat ramen. After a few bites she stopped complaining. Every thing we ate was good, especially the tightly rolled tamago, dolloped with a local delicacy - Mentaiko, a marinated pollock roe.
Most yatai in Hakata are clustered together but this one stood alone on a busy street in the CBD. Minutes after we sat down the skies opened up and dropped buckets of water. That white tarp on the right saved me from getting completely soaked. During the storm it was just the two of us and the two owners. It was quite cozy.
This was the first thing we ordered - a pork sausage and skewer of fatty pork. Both awesome but the pork skewer was slightly better, it had smokey, salty, fatty taste. The kind of taste that yells "this is BAD for you" but you don't care, you order another round.