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tonkotsu ramen | ikemen, hollywood

I feel like I spent most of January sick, bedridden with the flu, then mopey and miserable with a lingering head cold (which I’m finally starting to come out of).  Last week, all I wanted was a hot bowl of … Continue reading

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beef ramen | matador, kita senju, tokyo

Another day in Tokyo, another ridiculously marvelous bowl of ramen.  This one is from award-winning, highly acclaimed Matador in Kita-Senju.  Matador’s signature bowl consists of thin, straight noodles in a light, slightly sweet beef broth, topped with huge slabs of roast … Continue reading

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shoyu niboshi ramen | ramen nagi, shinjuku golden gai, tokyo

Today’s lunch.  Amazing ramen at Ramen Nagi in Shinjuku Golden-gai.  A thick, porky shoyu broth infused with heaps of niboshi (dried sardines) for an intensely rich flavor.  A new twist on tsugaru-style ramen, I think.  The super thick, chewy noodles … Continue reading

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silken tofu & tonkotsu black | robata jinya

Soy milk + magnesium chloride (a mineral coagulant) = tableside silken tofu  Tonkotsu Black ramen Robata Jinya = the best ramen in and around Mid-City.  The chashu pork… just… melts.

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tonkotsu ramen | ramen yamadaya, culver city

Kara-age chicken (Level 2) Spicy ramen  Tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen Ken, Jin, Dave, Alex and I headed to Culver City to check out the newly opened Ramen Yamadaya for lunch.  The tonkotsu broth was rich, milky, meaty and unctuous, with each … Continue reading

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ramen + 5 minute egg

I can’t go very long before I have to have noodles.  Tonight I made ramen with a five minute egg, using some staples from the pantry and fridge: udon noodles (because that’s all i had), frozen corn, “resurrected” wakame & … Continue reading

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