Miso-ichi Ramen @hakatatonichi
"The complex flavors of miso tare combined with Ton-ichi broth, oil, and chashu pork. Topped with shredded cabbage, kikurage, and tamago."
Serving: ⭐⭐⭐ The base dish contains 1 thin slice of chashu, 1 slice of tamago, kikurage, and cabbage. Similar to Ramen Kuroda’s serving I guess. You would want to order an extra chashu (which contains 3 slices) because that 1 slice would not really cut it.The noodles should be plenty enough for one but of course, you could always order extra.
Flavor: ⭐⭐⭐ The miso flavor is more prominent as compared to Ramen Kuroda’s Nikomiso ramen. On the initial scoop anyway. The broth however seems a little bit salty for my taste. Or it’s just that by the time the miso flavor pass away, all you can taste is the saltiness of the broth.
The noodles are thin, firm, and similar to Ramen Nagi’s noodles. The chashu however is so thin, you probably won’t taste it that much if it’s only just a single slice – that’s why I recommend to order extra.
The overall taste should be ok for the price range I guess.
Price: ⭐⭐⭐ List price of PHP220. Cheaper than usual but the extra chashu is PHP60.00 - same price of extra tamago! That price is fine I guess.. Except for the 10% service charge. So a bit more expensive than Ramen Kuroda I guess.
Overall: ⭐⭐⭐ because it’s your usual cheaper ramen taste.
Momota Ramen House
Spicy Miso Ramen
Flying to LA and landing at 7am is a bit of a rough concept, jet lag always lingering but there’s something about this city that keeps you pushing on. Maybe it was the lack of sleep but the idea that I’d be slurping down a ramen and out of nowhere Ryan Gosling would appear and start a song and dance about it was pretty nice - and that’s Hollywood for you folks. It was my first night in LA and I was itching for a bowl of ramen - something LA seems to nail considering the large Japanese population. Momota Ramen is in a strip mall opposite the Beverly centre, as with all American eateries the service you receive is simply outstanding - the waitress welcomed me with a smile and excitedly explained their menu. I opted for the spicy miso - asked for it spicy and with a little hesitation the waitress accepted my order. The restaurant wasn’t super busy so it was no surprise the ramen came out soon after - it was filled to the brim with a wide array of toppings and quite possibly one of the thickest cuts of chashu I had ever seen. This however wasn’t as good as it sounds - the pork was a little tough and a little chewy and didn’t melt in my mouth like some Hakata style chashu cuts. That being said - all of the other ingredients were perfect with just the egg that was a tiny bit over cooked. Noodles - great chew and bite to them. A firmer style thin noodle. The broth here could have been a bit more rich in terms of porkyness and collagen however it was still quite flavourful from the spice mix they had used. Hit me up w ur LA recommendations please! The journey continues.
Broth Flavour: 🍜🍜🍜/5
Soup ingredients: 🍜🍜🍜.5/5