Time to give back and teach mom some of my ramen making skillz...chashu and eggs. And a little secret ramen magic...
Okay, let's finish the rest later. Time to scope out another new joint!
Ken Ramen in Costa Mesa is a new shop on 19th between Games Plus and In-n-out. haha. I think it used to be a Mexican Restaurant when I was growing up.
Anyway, I ordered the Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen.
Can you see the whale?
Alright, time to check out the newest shop in LA...Tsujita Annex.
Loosely based on the shop Bario in Tokyo (so I've heard), Tsujita Annex does a good job of copying it...at least in this picture they do.
As for the real thing? Um. Yeah.
Just to make one thing clear, this type of ramen is not Jiro-kei, it is Jiro-inspired.
Honestly, TA does a good job of reproducing Bario and representing Jiro-inspired ramen in the states...
But with that said, it was a little disappointing. I guess I was expecting a little more.
Like something brill-i-ant...but all I got was br-ill-ant.
Big ups to Rex and Peter for representin tonight!!