Mouth Full of Ramen

Hey everyone,

I was on my way to check out my brother’s metal band, Mouth Full of War (haha, see what I did there?) and had some time time for dinner beforehand. Since his show was out in Anaheim, I wondered if there was any ramen out there. I have not done much ramen running around the OC  and Okazu Ramen House popped up on my map. The star ratings didn’t look promising, but I’m always willing to give a place a try!

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Omitted Ramen Runs

Hey everyone, Joan here.

I have a confession to make…

I’ve been going on ramen runs but have not been writing about them. Well that’s new…

No, really. I’ve been eating a lot of ramen at places I’ve been to several times and always felt I didn’t need to write about them. But now, I think I should. We all have those restaurants, bars, etc., that we have as our “go-to’s.” Sometimes you may find the best bowl of ramen or whisky cocktail that when you go back, you expect it to taste just the same as the first time. Consistency of a restaurant is important to know. So here is a status update of a few restaurants I’ve revisited.

IMG_8111 Orochon – Level 5 Miso Ramen

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Here’s to a New Year

Hey everyone! Joan here.

First of all, we’d like to apologize… again, for not keeping up with our blog. We were on a roll for a while, eating and blogging and gaining lots of weight, but we’ve been busy.

We are back at it, with a recent ramen run to blog about and a new look to our website! Tanya and I, along with my brother, Mark, went on our first ramen run of 2014 a few weeks ago in Hollywood, at a little place called Chibiscus Asian Cafe & Restaurant.

IMG_0656 Boba Trio!! Well almost… 

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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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Funky Ramen Trio

Hey friends,

Just writing a quick post for ya!

Before a gig, my friends, Max and JohnPaul, joined me for dinner at Tsujita Annex. The last time I went there I had their tsukemen, which was delicious yet overwhelmingly heavy. So I thought I’d give their bowl of ramen a try this time. The three of us ordered the Ramen with Soft Boiled Egg.

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Merry Christmas!

Thanks to our friend, MattSumoto, I have an official ramenrun.com shirt! (R)Amen!

And yes, those are chopsticks in my hair…

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all ramen fans!

Joan

ps. Blog posts coming soon!

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Hipster Ramen

Hi everyone, Joan again.

Here’s another overdue post! I finally got to see what all the fuss was about with Silverlake Ramen and I have to say… it was awesome! So awesome that I went twice! So… here’s a post of my two visits.

The first time I had heard about this place was from my friend, Chris, who described Silverlake Ramen as “not too bad for hipster nipster!” He had been there several times so I had to take his word for it. Chris, his girlfriend Jenny, and my friend, Stacy and I, all met up one cold evening and joined the long lines of the hip ramen joint.

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Pre-Concert Dinner

Joan here.

Sorry everyone, I’ve been so busy I haven’t had a chance to do any blogging! But here’s a quick blog on Ramen Zetton in Costa Mesa.

I went to Ramen Zetton several weeks ago with a friend for a pre-concert dinner. We were running a bit late because of traffic but luckily, it was only about a mile from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.  Not exactly a fancy dinner before a classy concert, but that’s just how I roll.

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Overdue Ramen Quarterly Report

Sorry folks, we totally forgot to do this in August! But we have been trying new places and we are pretty thrilled to be writing this overdue quarterly report! Here are our thoughts, with a link to the blog post.

5. Ramen Jidaiya, Gardena

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Police Force Ramen

Did you know that the Shinsengumi were a special police force of Japan during the final years of the Tokugawa shogunate? The Shinsengumi kept the peace in Kyoto between 1853 and 1867, when Japan opened up to the West and their political situation became very chaotic.

I sound like I know what I’m talking about….

Hey everyone, Joan here. Last Friday, I went on a ramen run with my friend Max (ramen run celebrity wannabe and Bodhi Rock trumpeteer) at the new Shinsengumi in West LA. With the stiff competition of ramen restaurants in Little Osaka, I was surprised that Shinsengumi found a home on Sawtelle Blvd. It was located several blocks north of the Little Osaka area where there’s a ramen spot on every corner. But at least the West LA folks won’t have to make a trek down to Little Tokyo in Downtown LA just for some customizable ramen!

IMG_7132Shinsengumi is located in a very unusual area…

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