Ramen and Russian Souvenirs

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

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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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Ramen In A Winter Wonderland

Hi all! Joan here.

I went on a road trip to Canada with my husband 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!

Whistler Village

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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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Ramen in Germany

Hi all!

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. ūüė¶

To start this year off, here’s a quick post about my recent trip to Germany with my fianc√©, Marius. 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

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Vegetarian Ramen Recipe

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!

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Vegan Ramen

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 with my boyfriend 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.

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Netty’s First Ramen Run!

Hey everyone, Joan AND Tanya here!

We are pretty excited to finally have a blog post together!

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Nice and SLO

Hey everyone!

I played a gig out in San Luis Obispo a few months ago and found the best ramen burger I have had yet! I know I’m super late on this post, but that burger is¬†so worth writing about.

Every Thursday in downtown SLO, they have a really nice¬†Farmer’s Market. I played a gig at a spot right in the middle of it all, the Frog & Peach. Right across the street from the gig, was a booth with a big sign that said RAMEN BURGER. It was meant to be…

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