What is best at Santouka Ramen Costa Mesa?
To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!
Oh, you meant what do I order? I get the shio (salt) ramen, katamen (firm noodles). I like the special roast pork sometimes, but it's not so awesome for me that I can't live happily with the regular roast pork. Sometimes I get the combo w/ the ikura don (salmon roe bowl).
The "special roast pork" is the one that comes with the toroniku shio ramen. I actually like the regular chashu that comes with the regular shio ramen better, but the toroniku shio ramen's broth tastes better. Toroniku comes with 8-10 pieces of pork, instead of just 2.
Toroniku shio ramen is #s 7-9 (regular, small, large).
I think the special pork combo is the one that comes with all the pork and fixings on the side. I prefer that way, as it allows me to enjoy the flavor of the pork and the broth separately.
My friend and I just tried the Shio ramen a month ago (in the Santouka in Torrance) for the first time and really liked it, although the portion is kinda small compared to other places, and they only give 2 pieces of pork! However, we really liked the broth, we both detected a bit of wine in the flavor -- anyone else seem to catch that?