I received a ramenramenramen alert last week in the form of a text message declaring a limited edition Toromi (Gravy) Shoyu Ramen being served at a Santouka near you (thanks edjusted!). And by "limited" they sure do mean it. They will be serving just 20 bowls/day until Sunday (3/8). So with 3 days left, you only have 60 chances to visit your local Santouka and give it a try. You better get there early too because 20 bowls can disappear in a flash (especially when I'm hungry).
I'll try to keep this brief cuz I know you're in a hurry to get in line. (If you can, check out edjusted's blog for a more detailed post.) I'll get straight to the point. Until today, I've never been completely satisfied with a bowl of ramen from Santouka! I'm a sucker for gravy and this was undeniably amazing. Individually, the toppings (menma, chashu, abura-age, minced pork, negi, goma, caramelized onions) may not have been great, but as a team they were coached by the John Wooden of ramen--a.k.a. Toromi Shoyu.
Ooooh...can you feel the gravy inching meticulously down your throat? Mmmm...
Darn...all gone! One down, nineteen more to go...hahaha...j/k I won't hog them all for myself. Now you better get out there quick! Hurry...run!
I still don't know why the Costa Mesa Santouka doesn't provide proper renge spoons...oh well.