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#61 Rodimus

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 01:18 AM

Had this on my last trip to Tokyo. Ramen doesn't get much better than this:

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#62 Axion22

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 02:22 PM

I bet y'all didn't know there was a Ramen Summit and former Japanese PM Koizumi was there.

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#63 VioletArrows

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Posted 09 April 2008 - 11:24 PM

Exu's Ramen Adventure:
Actually, I loved those for years until they said they'd cut out 50% salt.
I'm all for companies making their products healthier, but this move had the unfortunate side-effect of completely ruining the taste.


Why is it that the dried ramen is basically a salt lick with noodles? I have to throw away half the packet and put all kinds of other things in there so my heart doesn't explode. Sesame oil, mixed stirfry veggies, and hot sauce usually do the trick.
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#64 coltyhuxx

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 12:08 AM

zewone's ramen adventure :cry: :
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adventure.. lol.. nice.

you can church those up (in a pan) with some veggies... shrimp, tofu, spices etc...

#65 billyrox

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 12:50 AM

Had this on my last trip to Tokyo. Ramen doesn't get much better than this:

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what type of soup is htat?

#66 Kirin Lemon

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:03 AM

what type of soup is htat?

Looks like the standard pork-based broth.
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#67 weevles

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:07 AM

If you're in Hawaii, go to Ichi-Ryu on the corner of Pensacola and King. Their Mabo Ramen is awesome.

Jimbo's further down King Street is also damn good.

#68 Rodimus

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 09:09 PM

what type of soup is htat?


It's called tonkotsu which is a pork based broth. My favorite kind.

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 10:24 PM

My preferred "everyday" ramen (as in, if I had to eat one every day) would be the Shio Ramen from Santouka.

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Clipped from my review of their special Toroniku bowl:

"It seems like they added a cherry tomato, and instead of three small pieces of their perfectly buttery melt-in-your-mouth toroniku, I got 5 strips of it. That already made it totally worth it! Other than that, it was the same old, still great Santouka ramen with its airy, light noodles and equally light yet succulent broth; a perfect contrast to Sumire's rich broth and delicious in its own right. Supposedly this is available all the time and the anniversary special was just a discount."

Speaking of Sumire Ramen, I thought it was one of the best ramen I've tasted, but it was so oily I wouldn't be able to eat it all the time.

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The bowl of ramen from Sumire was epic. They only had one item on their menu, a bowl of miso ramen, which was fine with me. The thick soup had a unique, deeply flavored complexity to it that I could trace to either butter or lard, and it had a very strong finish of miso. It was, however, so oily that no matter how much you mixed it, a clear layer of oil would always rise to the top, even in your spoon... which of course, led to many burnt tongues. The egg noodles were a bright yellow, thick yet firm and easily the best I've had. Toppings were sparse but sufficient; negi, konbu, bamboo shoots, and tiny cubes of toroniku (pork belly) rounded out the bowl.

Santouka is available for me everyday, but Sumire was on a US tour and only showed up for a few days...

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 11:24 PM

Chow Mein noodles

#71 The Great Muta

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 04:29 AM

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#72 Rodimus

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 06:10 PM

I had a an urge for ramen so me and the wife made this a few days ago. We marinated the pork in soy sauce for a day, coated it with hony then baked it. The eggs were a little overcooked, I prefer the yellows to be more liquidy, but it's hard to get the eggs cooked just right. We bought the ramen at a Japanese market. The noodles & soup were great. Anyways it was deeeeelicous

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 06:03 AM

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#74 VioletArrows

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 02:17 PM

I didn't even notice that! I love One Piece!
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#75 Rodimus

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 02:30 PM

I don't even watch One Piece but it's my favorite Spoon.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:30 AM

Im in nagoya for a few days with my dad for a wedding (long story) and i had the most amazing ramen today at the train station in the center of the city, ill post pics later. Had the most amazing shabu shabu last night as well. For those who dont know shabu shabu is like thin slices of beef that you dip into boiling hot water which coos it and then you put it in various sauces, so freakin good. Japan is awesome i dont wanna go back to ny lol.

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 03:39 AM

adventure.. lol.. nice.

you can church those up (in a pan) with some veggies... shrimp, tofu, spices etc...


LMAOOOOOOoo Once I saw that ramen cup noodle I busted out laughing!
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#78 XtoyxboyX

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:50 AM

i usually go to flushing main street (if any of you guess live in NY you know what im talking about) for my ramen cravings. usually stop for a bubble tea or two as well =P. god i love ramen and bubble tea together.

for anyone who is in Japan. i watch tokyocoony's vlogs and he says ikibukuro is the best town in Japan for ramen.

#79 Rodimus

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:58 AM

for anyone who is in Japan. i watch tokyocoony's vlogs and he says ikibukuro is the best town in Japan for ramen.


When I go to Japan the first place I go for my Ramen is ikebukuro. In fact I have a picture of the best known Ramen in ikebukuro at the very top of this page.

#80 XtoyxboyX

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:41 PM

what is the name of the place, i might have to check it out when i head over to japan. hopefully it will still be there when i go =P

#81 Rodimus

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 12:06 AM

I used to have it's business card but I tossed it. My wife might remember the name, I'll ask her later. I'm pretty sure it started with an "I"

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 08:03 PM

I found Ikebukuro to be passable, maybe because I was staying there for 2 months. I found the best Ramen overall to be in Shinjuku (maybe because of the business district), go into any random one around Kabukicho (don't get sucked into the hostess bars though, your credit card will get maxed out by the time you leave, and they don't speak English either). And if your not sure how to order always choose the ones that have a vending machine where you pay and get a ticket, most of the time there will be a plastic version on display or a picture somewhere in the store of what the item is, just make sure the characters match the picture, or better yet memorize hiragana and katakana on your plane to Japan.

#83 tomaway

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 05:41 PM

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wife made this once a week, almost every week.

#84 billyrox

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 11:38 PM

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wife made this once a week, almost every week.



yum... how did she make it... using ramen noodles?

#85 tomaway

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 06:09 PM

yes, ramen noodles
She boiled the noodle and Beansprout. When cooked just dump all the liquid and mixed it with garlic oil and your favorite spices. Oh also ad chicken, grounded nuts, green onion or cilantro.

#86 CoolGamer

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 10:14 PM

that looks really good tom... damn im hungry for some PHO now

#87 XtoyxboyX

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 04:59 AM

that looks really good tom... damn im hungry for some PHO now

PHO is great xD
Do they have PHO32 restaurants in LA?

#88 Maklershed

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 01:24 AM

Oh man that ramen in the OP looks delicious. Hey Cheapy, sorry if you answered this already but what are those sausage looking things at the top?

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#89 langjaikenny

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 03:04 PM

those are fried pork dumplings (gyoza).

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 03:05 PM

:drool:

That stuff that tomaway posted looks excellent too. If you read this tomaway .. what's in that?

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