先月『Ramen California』がオープン。『ちゃぶ屋』ラーメンがあった場所。その前は『風見鶏』レストランがあった所。やっと先週末行って来ました。 "Ramen California"opened last month where "Chabuya" Noodle Bar was located. It used to be "Kazamidori" Restaurant prior to that. We went there last Saturday.
Shigetoshi “Sean” Nakamura produced this noodle house. He is considered a "prodigy chef", "ultimate Ramen master", and "genius chef" in Japan at age of 32. He was "neck to neck" in competition with “Ramen King” Shigemi Kawahara of "Ippudo". It's described well in the review of "Rameniac.com" below.
"Ramen California" offers a new "Ramen from LA" and a place to enjoy tapas (European style appetizers), wine, and Ramen noodle soup, using hearty organic vegetables, grilled chicken, and tasty chicken broth. The interior remains similar to how it was with "Chabuya" and "Kazamidori". ラーメンは、"California" (20種類以上の新鮮無農薬野菜入り）、Heirloom Tomato（トマトラーメン）、Reggiano Cheese Tofu(チーズと豆腐ラーメン）、Grilled Chicken(地鶏グリルラーメン）、Essence (厳選した野菜入りラーメン）、Masala(カレーラーメン）がある。サイズはスモール、レギュラー、ダブルから選びます。 ラーメンにはサラダが付きます。ディナーでは、サラダをラーメンの上にのせて出すそう。
For Ramen, there are "California" (with more than 20 organic vegetables from local California farms）, Heirloom Tomato, Reggiano Cheese Tofu, Grilled Chicken(using Organic Chicken）, Essence(most basic with Seasonal Vegetables）, and Masala(Seasonal Vegetable with Curry). And for the size, you can select Small, Regular, or "Double". It comes with a Salad. They said they serve Salad on top of Ramen for dinner.
California Ramen, Regular size, $8.50, Hearty chicken broth, organic Ramen noodles are topped off with more than 20 kinds of sauteed fresh organic vegetables hand-selected from local farmers markets. The soup is Chicken broth and slight hint of soy sauce. It's healthy and refreshing.
Grilled Chicken Ramen, Regular size, $7.95 You will love the hearty chicken broth. It matchs well with Grilled organic Chicken and organic Ramen noodles. Really healthy. A new type of Ramen, indeed. I might get addicted!
Next time, I will visit for a dinner to enjoy wine and tapas using garden vegetables, cheese, and other fresh ingredients and Ramen noodle at the end. This noodle house will be well-received and loved by Californians who are health conscious. I believe it will do even better in Beverly Hills or Brentwood area...!? I was amazed that it's just a short time after its opening, but there are many reviews about this Ramen noodle house. Many American Ramen maniacs might have big hopes toward this "New type Ramen from LA".
I like hearty Chicken broth soup and simple Ramen, too, so I liked their Ramen a lot. But my friend who I was with said, "Small on volume. Bland and plain on taste. I want more greasy and common and popular type Ramen." If you want to eat traditional Japanese Ramen noodle, it might be different.
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