Hi all, Joan here!
Just sharing a quick post of a spot I found on a whim as I was driving home from visiting family. I’ve been eyeing some new spots out in the San Gabriel area but wanted to save them for another time. Anyway, I found a place called King of Ramen in Pasadena on my way home.
I’ve never heard of this place, nor are they on social media. But I was intrigued so I gave it a try!
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
After another first Sunday of the month at the Basement Tavern in Santa Monica, I have (hopefully) influenced the Bodhi Rock band to start a new tradition….. late night ramen after the gig!
My thumb… after a night of hard hitting and cupcakes.
Hey friends, Joan here.
Remember that movie, Backdraft? With Kurt Russell, William Baldwin and Robert de Niro? Well, I never saw it. But I remember that one part of the tram ride at Universal Studios, where you’re in a roaring warehouse inferno. Anyway, that’s besides the point.
I recently went back to Ikemen Dip Ramen in Little Tokyo with a friend. When we arrived, the restaurant was pretty empty. The same server I had last time was working that night, and there was a ginger fellow cooking behind the bar. They both wore cool hats, by the way. We both ordered the Backdraft Dip Ramen. (See, I had a point! Sorta…)
A roaring inferno in our mouth!
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.
Newbies Matt (different Matt & groupie)
& Kelly (awesome lady and MJBand supporter!)
While my sister and her husband were in town, I took them around a bit of Downtown LA. We started in Little Tokyo then down to City Hall. Check out some of the sights! FYI, I have a very goofy family.
Japanese Village Plaza
Hey everyone, tis Joan.
I better write this now since I’m going on a ramen run later tonight with Tanya!!! The blog laziness has returned….
I had ramen with my cousin Michelle a few nights ago. We were considering going to Kotoya, but realized that I’ve gone there far too many times and wanted to try something different. Michelle had been craving Tsujita LA’s tsukemen but since it was evening time, we went to Tsujita Annex across the street. We both ordered the regular size Tsukemen with Char siu.
Michelle was not pleased with her pork presentation…
Hey folks, Joan again.
I have begun my quest for tsukemen! Because I was in Santa Monica visiting Michelle, I couldn’t resist going to Kotoya again! (Yes, I love that place…)
It was a Friday night and the restaurant was packed! We didn’t sit at the bar this time.
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.
“Home is Little Tokyo”
My birthday is apparently not over. I just had birthday ramen with Angie and Matt when I returned from San Francisco. Then Sean decided to take me out for birthday ramen again on Tuesday! I chose Men Oh Tokushima Ramen in Little Tokyo, since Sean has not been and I wanted to try their classic tonkotsu broth.
Very simple menu