Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Men Oh Tokushima Ramen

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A couple of days ago, while Ashley had gone to Yojie Japanese Fondue, my friends and I tried out a ramen place based in Little Tokyo called Men Oh Tokushima. What a coincidence that we both ended up going to a Japanese restaurant that night! Anyways here's how the ramen went.

We arrived at the ramen shop at about 7:20pm and were greeted to the sight of over a dozen people standing outside the door waiting to get in. *Cue sighs and groans.* However it definitely isn't nearly as bad as the wait of some of the more prominent ramen shops in the area such as Shinsengumi and Daikokuya. We ended up waiting about 30 minutes in order to get in, but the service staff was very nice and enthusiastic which made our wait a bit more bearable. We were seated comfortably at the bar and our waiter took our orders quickly. Thankfully, all of our food came out within about 10 minutes.

I ordered the Tokushima Ramen and it was very good. The broth was very rich and delicious while the noodles were chewy and robust. I am a firm believer that the quality of the broth and noodles are what makes or breaks a bowl of ramen, and in this case I came away satisfied. The chashu definitely also helped seal the deal as they were very flavorful and not overly salty. Personally, I still preferred the ramen found at Shinsengumi and Daikokuya, but if you don't want to deal with Daikokuya's wait or want a richer broth and chewier noodles than Shinsengumi, this place will be well worth your time. Ashley and I are both ramen freaks and obsessed with trying all the great ramen shops LA has to offer and I can't wait to bring her here next time!

Happy Eating!


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