Pre-Apocalypse Ramen

Hello friends, Joan here!

We are living in strange times, aren’t we? Now that we’re all stuck at home, I hope everyone is using their time to rest, practicing healthy habits, but also being creative and learning. This is definitely a good time for me to catch up on blogging!

Before businesses started shutting down and people going on self-quarantine due to COVID-19, my husband and I were in the Covina area for a meeting. Since we were out there and I’ve been eyeing a ramen spot in Covina for a while on Instagram, I took this as an opportunity to try¬†Artisan Ramen Kono.

I love simple menus

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A Bowl Fit For A King

Hi all, Joan here!

Just sharing a quick post of a spot I found on a whim as I was driving home from visiting family. I’ve been eyeing some new spots out in the San Gabriel area but wanted to save them for another time. Anyway, I found a place called King of Ramen in Pasadena on my way home.

I’ve never heard of this place, nor are they on social media. But I was intrigued so I gave it a try!

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Mommy’s Meal Out

Hey guys, Tanya here.

Loooong time, no write. I apologize, I let life really keep me busy. Joan has been keeping you guys up with the best ramen experience LA and all around has to offer.

I’m here to give super excited news on my end. Ramen places have been popping up slowly around my area and after many years, I have a place approx 10-15 mins away *cries happy tears*

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The restaurant is located in strip plaza

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Santa Monica Noods

Hi everyone, Joan here!

Just a quick post. As I journey through the Santa Monica ramen scene, which has been booming the last couple of years, I stumbled upon an actually well-known spot, Ippudo Ramen, which had made its mark in New York City. I didn’t realize it even existed over by 3rd St. Promenade, I just happened to walk by it one day. So I invited one of my ramen buddies, Elena, to join me for a ramen run.

Veggie Ramen

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Cultural Enrichment in DTLA

Hi friends, Joan here!

Long time no see! But I just went to a new ramen spot over the weekend and wanted to quickly share about it.

One of the things that I love about LA, especially Downtown LA, is that you can transport yourself to different countries within a 1 mile radius. I brought my friend, Elena, who’s originally from Saint Petersburg, Russia, and has not visited DTLA yet.

As I was googling ramen spots that had vegan options in Little Tokyo, I stumbled upon Okiboru House of Tsukemen. It’s summer, it’s hot… and tsukemen will hit the spot! Heh. That rhymed. Anyway… Okiboru was located in China Town instead.

Welcome to China… Town

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Cat Friendly Restaurant

Hey all, Joan here!

Lately I’ve been playing some morning gigs out in North Hollywood area and would sometimes have a little ramen run afterwards. Either solo or with a buddy. This time I was joined by Kateri.

We found a place called Yok Ramen in Sherman Oaks, along Ventura Blvd. where you can find other ramen joints along the street.

Kateri ordered the Black Ramen and I ordered the Veggie Deluxe Ramen. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of my bowl. But you can kinda see it in the picture below:

Kat eating noodles like the Tiger eating noodles. Artwork by Buggy Labo

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Post SoulCycle Ramen

Hey everyone!

It’s been a while… but I thought I’d write a quick post about something that got me sooooo excited.

I tried SoulCycle for the very first time after being invited by my friend Matt for almost a year now. But that wasn’t what I was actually excited about.

I forgot my workout socks… don’t judge me.

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