I've never been so close to missing my daily deadline of midnight so this post may be a little bit rushed. As you already know, Tuesday's are my basketball nights so I had to show up at Foo-Foo Tei earlier than I'd like. And since Murakami-san is usually on his shopping run at that time, he wasn't able to join me. So I'm gonna wing it and try to guess what today's Ten-Shin Ramen is made of.
I think I mentioned before that my brother living in SF is a BIG fan of Ten-Shin Ramen. Well...bro you need to come down and try this ramen. I think it'll make you want to live in LA again. For those of you who have never tried it, it's described as "Crab Omelet Noodle Soup W/Gravy," but that description does not do justice. It's actually a fluffy omelet perfectly scrambled with REAL crab, floating like a life raft in a sea of dense soul-saving gravy with a hint of sweet & sour awaiting to be rescued. This has to be in my top 5 of the 21 bowls I've eaten so far.
I'm pretty sure the base was some kind of shoyu combination. I'm not sure if there was oyster sauce, but I did notice some sweet & sour. The gravy-like viscosity was due to the starch and there were also plenty of Tobiko (Flying Fish) eggs floating around.
I absolutely love how the gravy coats the noodles and hangs on for dear life. I bet I could eat the Omori (large size) version of this all by myself, but let's not get carried away--one challenge at a time...haha.
If you didn't believe me when I said it was worthy of top 5 status, then take a look at the pic below. I would have started licking the bowl if the waitress didn't take it away. I think I'm a Ten-Shin Fan now too!
Tomorrow's ramen: Kimchee
All bases in play!