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Jun 23, 2013 05:30 PM

LA Ramen Wars on KSCI 18-2

We just saw a promo of a show called LA Ramen Wars. For tonight at 9 pm. The promo said the show will have English subtitles. Since the rest of the promo was in Japanese, that's all I know.

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  1. Dommy and I watched and it was interesting to say the least but a lot of fun. You get to see the secret ingredient In Diakokuya's ramen, a bunch of funny Japanese correspondents and a guest shot with The Johnathan Gold.

    Here's there list
    10 Koryu
    9 Ramenya
    8 Ikemen
    7 Mottainai
    6 Orochon
    5 Daikokuya
    4 Tsujita
    3 Yamayada Culver
    2 Shin Sen Gumi
    1 Santouka Torrence

    It airs a few times tomorrow but after that I'm not sure.

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    1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

      Well.. that list should elicit some lively discussions.

      1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

        Apparently it was a poll of 300 diners from various areas.

        1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

          #3 should be spelled Yamadaya. Sorry for the misspelling.

          1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

            I really like Santouka, but I think it's pretty sad when the best ramen is a run-of-the-mill chain in Japan. I feel like ramen is a dish that just begs for originality and multiple interpretations, which probably explains why nearly every region in Japan has their own take on ramen.

            Granted, I still would accept people's favorite hamburger being In-N-Out.

            1. re: kainzero

              mos definitely. then again, i know people here in l.a., that like Cheesecake Factory as their fav restaurant.

          2. little surprised that orochon is in top 5

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            1. re: rickym13

              I think they wanted to get a good geographic and style mix of ramens. I think by now everyone knows that Men Oh is perhaps the best ramen in the Little Tokyo Area, but since they already had done Daikokuya which has a similar style in the same area... they went with the fear factor aspect...


            2. The 2013 version of this program Airs tonight at 9pm with repeats all week. I don't know yet whether it's a new program or a repeat/rehash of last year.

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                1. re: barryc

                  Sorry I confused the nights. It is on Tomorrow 12/26. My apologies

                  1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

                    thank you. i'm overdosing on michael buble.

              1. As of 6 mins in, though it is labeled 2013 and with a Poll of 500 diners [last year was 300], it looks to be the exact same program.

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                  1. re: chrishei

                    If you haven't seen it, It's worth a look. However, you are right it could be better.

                    1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

                      I watched it when it first came out as well, after the "newest" episode of Detective Conan lol.

                      1. re: chrishei

                        I did note they amended it, adding a part about Tsujita Annex which wasn't open when the original aired.