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.
Hi everyone, Joan here!
I tried out a new ramen spot in Santa Monica with my friend Elena a couple of days ago. I had driven by Rakkan Ramen for about a year now but never had a chance to go. Since Elena just got back from her trip to Russia and wanted to catch up, we thought we’d try this spot out!
Souvenirs from Russia: chocolates, tea, amulet, and hand-made wooden bird
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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Hi all! Joan here.
I went on a road trip to Canada over the holidays. You can check out my other blog to read about it.
We found a cute little ramen spot in Whistler, just two hours north of Vancouver, where we stayed throughout the trip. Thought I’d share a quick post about it!
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
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.
Wow, I can’t believe how long it has been since I last wrote here. I keep thinking that I had written one not long ago, but apparently I didn’t write for the entire year of 2017. I apologize deeply… I actually have been going out for ramen but haven’t written a single post. 😦
To start this year off, here’s a quick post about my recent trip to Germany with my fiancé. The trip itself could be a series of blog posts since we were there for almost a month. (It was amazing btw!) But I will get straight to the ramen part.
Whenever I go someplace new, it is always my mission to find a ramen restaurant. Not just a Japanese restaurant that happens to have ramen on their menu. But an actual ramen restaurant. Low and behold… Frankfurt, Germany has two ramen restaurants. Probably the only two in the whole country!
Ramen Jun Red in Frankfurt
Hi friends! Joan here.
I decided to try something new with this blog and actually put together a ramen recipe for you all to try! Here is a vegetarian ramen recipe for those vegetarian or health conscious. There will definitely be more recipes in the future!
Found all of these at Nijiya Market on Sawtelle Blvd. Continue reading
Hey everyone! Joan here.
I know it has been a while, but I’m back in the blogging world. So much has changed for me since my last blog post, hence why I have not written. To make it short, I moved out of Santa Monica (not too far, still on the Westside,) became a vegetarian, and have not been eating a lot of ramen. My dietary decisions was based solely on having a healthier lifestyle but it did not necessarily mean that ramen would be completely out of the picture!
Very few places I have been to have great vegetarian ramen, and I have yet to find a vegan one! However, I found a vegan spot two weeks ago during a road trip to San Francisco.
After an entire day of San Francisco-ing, (Andytown Coffee, Haight Ashbury, Painted Ladies, Mrs. Doubtfire House, Palace of the Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street) we stumbled upon Shizen Vegan Sushi Bar & Izakaya in the Mission District. Although we originally planned on trying the sushi, I could not resist when I saw ramen on the menu.
Spicy Garlic Miso Ramen Continue reading
Hey everyone, Joan AND Tanya here!
We are pretty excited to finally have a blog post together!
I think we ended up 7th or 8th in line because we were 20 mins early. They are located right next to a parking structure ($6 for parking) Continue reading