Tonkotsu ramen on the westside?
- mollyomormon Oct 2, 2006 05:26 PM
I know ramen-ya doesn't have it because I looked last week. Is there anywhere else on the westside that serves it? Thanks!
Hakata Ramen from the Shin Sen Gumi chain.
Various locations in the Gardena, Fountain Valley, and Rosemead.
I like it. Customizeable bowls with thin straight noodles and lovely tiny gyoza, but a little pricier than most ramen places if you decide to go all out with toppings.
Kanpai on Lincoln blvd. in Westchester has a very good shoyu tonkotsu ramen; very rich and yummy. They don't let you take your leftovers home, though...my guess is that they don't have to-go containers for soup. Luckily, I never have leftovers.
Do also try their grilled mackerel lunch.
In addition to their regular menu, they will give you a menu of the day. I'm surprised to find the grilled mackerel not on the regular menu; we live closeby and have it often. It's just that: a grilled mackerel, complete with head & tail, soup AND salad, with a side of rice for about $10-11....very tasty AND healthy.
Maybe their website menu is old....?
The battera is sushi: chunks of mackerel (saba) on top of rice, all molded into cube form.
Another plus of Kanpai is that if you order a lunch...say, the grilled salmon collar or mackerel, for another $5 you can choose between several bowls, each consisting of something (tonkotsu pork, negi toro, a pile of ikura) on top of rice. If we don't get the shoyu tonkotsu ramen, then we have the grilled mackerel and a bowl of tonkotsu.