Hey everyone, Joan here!
I originally didn’t plan on writing this post since I have written about this place so many times. But I figure I might as well, the blog is looking neglected… Haha! Sean and I paid a visit to an old favorite the other night, Shin Sen Gumi in Little Tokyo. And I have to say, it felt like home.
I was trying to sneak a photo of the chef putting together the bowls
In case you didn’t know, Shin Sen Gumi (the one in Fountain Valley) was where I first became hooked on ramen. When we started the blog, I held Shin Sen Gumi as the standard to compare other ramen with. Places like Men Oh, Kotoya, or Tsujita, are what Sean likes to think as “gourmet” whereas Shin Sen Gumi is the kind of ramen you want to come home to. Except, we don’t know how to make homemade ramen. Haha! Someday I will…
The more I eat ramen, the more I have to think that each bowl is not any better or worse, but just different. My list of favorites will always change but Shin Sen Gumi is one of those places that I feel will always satisfy.
I scarfed down the entire bowl, to the very last drop of broth. That’s how satisfying it was.
Shin Sen Gumi
132 South Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012