LAX Int'l Terminal
380 World Way
Los Angeles, CA 90045
It's been a while since my last post. Partly because I've been busy getting ready for this trip and and work has been relentless, but also because I scratched my cornea last week and I've been allowing it to heal (thanks Dr. Murakami!). So here I am, fully healed, and ready to embark on a two-week slurpcation. See you in Japan!
So I reluctantly chose to try the ramen at Hamada, being fully aware that it would be a disappointment...or would it?
Ramen DLX (Shoyu): If you're at LAX waiting for your flight to take off and craving a bowl of noodles, do yourself a favor and save your 10 bucks, unless you are absolutely desperate or traveling to a ramen-deprived country--you'll thank me later. The soup was on the saltier side with pepper being the main ingredient. I couldn't taste much else. The toppings (chashu, egg, menma, kamaboko, moyashi, and negi) didn't taste much better. The noodles were also a mess. Undercooked and lacking any flavor, I couldn't be more ready for Japan. I wouldn't call this a disappointment since I wasn't really expecting much in the first place and although it's not the worst I've had, it does rank down there with them.
It's time to depart!! I'll see you in Japan!