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.
Pork Soy Sauce Ramen
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
Hey friends, Joan here!
After an awesome morning surf session with my friend Lisa, we embarked on a journey to the very first Ramen Yokocho Festival at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center. I purposely didn’t eat at all that morning because I wanted to eat as much ramen as I could! It was tough downsizing the amount of photos I took, but I hope it will give you an idea of what the festival was like! I’ll describe each ramen at the end of the post.
We went on Saturday, the first day of the event and arrived around 1 pm. I thought parking was going to be tough but we managed to get a spot right in front of the main entrance. (I have good parkma they say…) We noticed there was a really long line winding around the large parking area… but we managed to bypass the lines without a problem… or so we thought!
Line to buy tickets
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, Joan here.
It’s been a while since Tanya had ramen in LA and I finally got to take her! We went to Ramen Hayatemaru, a place that opened about 4 months ago, in West LA.
Tanya here. I can’t really remember when I have been in LA for ramen but I was excited. It has been too long. Just to give you a heads up, you need cash!
Tanya looked happy, I looked like a trouble maker…
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.