Fancy Shmancy

Hey everyone!

Tanya here. We went to a fancy shmancy ramen bar in Hollywood, Robata Jinya. The wait was around 30 mins but wasn’t too bad because it was around dinner time. The place is on the smaller side and pretty dark. Almost too hip for my taste haha.

Hey folks, Joan here. I was so glad to have Tanya and her fiancé, Aaron, come out to Hollywood to see me perform. I had a gig with Matthew Jude Band at Molly Malones (back in December) and this was the first time Tanya had seen me play with him. Since she was coming out to see me, I thought we’d go on a ramen run! As Tanya said, the place was too hip for a ramen joint. The customers looked like they were going clubbing and most of the staff were not very welcoming.

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Tonkotsu Hakata Classic
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Ramen Converts

Hey friends, Joan here.

I have acquired new converts to join my ramen cult. Muahaha!

After a Matthew Jude Band gig at the Joint in LA, I thought I’d take some friends on a late night ramen run at Tatsu. Half of them have never had ramen before so I was pretty excited to be part of their first ramen run!

There was actually a large group of us there, but I didn’t take any photos of myself, Matthew Jude, and Angie. You’ve seen enough of our faces anyway.

IMG_0142       Newbies Matt (different Matt & groupie)
& Kelly (awesome lady and MJBand supporter!)

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T.A.E. Part 4: Post and Pre-Birthday Ramen

Hey everyone!

“T.A.E.” stands for Total Asian Experience, a series of blog posts that started almost three years ago. A total Asian experience would be a routine of activities every time we go on a ramen run in Hacienda/Rowland Heights.

After having average ramen in San Francisco, I really needed to “goodly corrupt” my taste buds with better ramen. This past Sunday, my friend Angie wanted to take Matt and I out for ramen to celebrate our birthdays. I just had my birthday last week and Matt will have his later this week. We went to Ajisen in Rowland Heights.

IMG_0404 Where the magic happens. View from bar seating.

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Total Asian Experience, part 3

Hey friends,

I know I have not been good with keeping up with these blogs. But life happens, things get in the way, and sometimes I’m just plain lazy. I also considered shutting down the blog.

I was chatting with a friend the other day about closing the blog, but told me she enjoyed reading the blogs and that I should keep doing it. So here I am, posting my fourth blog today. After this, I’ll be caught up!

This is for you Angie.

This is how Angie and I text.