March is National Noodle Month!
One of the things I wanted to do on my 2001 trip to Japan was to visit a typical ramen shop. I knew I haven't really had good ramen and looking forward to what RAMEN really is or at least what I had heard. Before we left on our 10+ hour flight to Tokyo, we stopped at Hakata Ramen in Gardena. I usually have really good Mexican food before a trip, but was open for something really good before we got on the plane. Oddly, Shin Sen Gumi is one of my "goto" places for simple ramen. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I like extra ginger!
(Now you know the background story)
After my trip to Japan, I realized that we didn't really have good ramen here at the time. Fast forward to 2014, we have some pretty good ramen place in the Southern California area. Add in some good places on the West Coast and a few from Japan and the 2014 Ramen Yokocho is the place to be to sample ramen from all over.
The Largest Ramen Show in the U.S. is Back!
March 29 - 30, 2014
See What Jay Eats...
(pictures from Ramen Yokocho 2013 in Torrance)
In line for Japan's Kitakata Ramen Bannai
The 2014 Ramen Yokocho Show will
feature 4 ramen restaurants from Japan.
This Kitakata Ramen had the best chashu
at the festival and worth the wait.
Behind the Scenes
as vendors prepare noodles
for several bowls at a time.
Tokyo Hiyashi Niboshi Ramen
(special ramen for the event)
Tsujita LA Artisan Noodles
(2013 Ramen Yokocho)
6 restaurants from Los Angeles
4 restaurants from Japan
2 restaurants from Las Vegas
1 restaurant from San Jose
1 restaurant from San Diego
March 29 - 30, 2014
Santa Anita Park
Japan Fun Family Day at Santa Anita
All Ramen $8/bowl
Read my 2013 Ramen Yokocho
Grab Some Chopsticks,
Follow me on Instagram for pictures
from Ramen Yokocho 2014
If you're not into ramen,
you can look for the Seabiscuit statue
at Santa Anita Park
Read my 2014 Los Angeles Ramen Yokocho
Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats Worldwide