Ms. Koizumi has taken planes and trains in search of noodles . . . but never before a mountain pilgrimage, as she ascends the granite slopes of Mt. Tsukuba in search of the ramen restaurant at the summit! And that's only her first culinary adventure in the tasty volume three, as she guards the secret of her beauty from the jealous Misa (could it be the backfat in her broth?), dodges pick-up artists in Osaka, and meets a mysterious older woman who reminds her strangely of a certain obsessive classmate . . . !