Monday, July 22, 2013

Chabuya Tokyo Noodle Bar

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2002 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Stephen: After a great morning 3-hour hike up to the Parker Mesa Lookout yesterday, Ashley and I went to Sawtelle Blvd for lunch. I personally really wanted something cold to eat so when we saw Chabuya advertising their tsukemen (dipping noodles) we decided to stop there. Funny thing though, I ended up ordering their Hiyashi Summer Noodles instead while Ashley ordered their classic ramen so neither of us got what we stopped here to get.

The noodles were actually really good and chewy and I really enjoyed the slightly salty, sweet, nutty flavor of the sesame sauce. The chashu pork was decent but not very flavorful while the radishes and cucumbers made things seem much lighter. The seasoned boiled egg was really just a normal egg not much seasoning anywhere and not what I expect from a ramen shop. The seaweed was kind of floppy too but I am just being nitpicky there. Overall the noodles were light, cold, and salty-sweet which was just what I wanted that afternoon, and I definitely did like it.

Ashley: As for me, I ordered the classic ramen. I really liked the broth; it was really rich and flavorful! It was a decent serving size as well--especially for the price. It also had bamboo shoots, green onion, a slice of pork, and seaweed if I remember correctly. NO EGG though :( The noodles had a good texture and were just the right amount of chewy, although I still preferred Stephen's noodles. Overall, I wouldn't say this ramen is anything special. My favorite ramen house is still probably Daikokuya (Little Tokyo). But it's decent. 

Happy eating!


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