Monday, October 20, 2014

Ramen Monday - Ramen Yokocho Pomona 2014 Recap

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A Special Ramen Monday
Recap of the Pomona Ramen Yokocho 2014


It's Ramen Time
AGAIN!!!

The Fairplex in Pomona



First Stop, Hide Chan from Hakata, Kyushu, Japan.
No line, what a perfect time to be here.

The most famous ramen shop in Hakata, the birth place
of Tonkotsu ramen.

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Hide Chan
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramen

I love the thin noodles!


Next Stop, Kohmen in Tokyo.

From the ramen hotspot in Ikebukuro in Tokyo.



Jukusei Spicy Ramen
from Kohmen.

Served with chicken and pork chashu,
loved the greens and spicy paste.


Ran into my friend Mathew
from MenOh in Little Tokyo.

Home of the famous Tokushima tonkotsu ramen.

MenOh has a vegetable ramen (at their Little Tokyo location)
and topped with lots of veggies.
I enjoyed it.

 One of the specials I was looking forward to
is Keizo Shimamoto's Burger Ramen
from the Original Ramen Burger.

It's a deconstructed Ramen Burger (I guess you call it).
A 100% Certified Angus Beef patty with white American cheese,
Hirauchi (flat) noodles with Keizo's secret shoyu glaze, baby
arugula, and topped with crumbled bacon.

I enjoyed this dry-style (soup less) bowl,
Asian flavors but American
(just like the Original Ramen Burger).



At least I had the right shirt on today
to try the Burger Ramen
from the Original Ramen Burger
at the Southern California debut.

First served in Brooklyn and then San Jose,
and now in L.A.

Speaking of the Ramen Burger,
this was the first time Keizo Shimamoto's
Original Ramen Burger was at the
Ramen Yokocho in Southern California.


It was a perfect day, not too hot and
not too crowded...


There was other food too, like my friends from Fluff Ice.


Miso Ramen by
Wakamusha & Tanatsumono

This collaboration from two
leading ramen shops
in Fukushima, Japan.

I'm glad there was a miso ramen,
served with corn.




Just when we thought we had our favorite,
we try another good one...



Tonkotsu and Chicken Ramen
by Norio

The Number 1 local favorite
in Osaka, Japan.

Loved the thin noodles!


It was a nice end to the food festival season for 2014.

My Favorite of the event was the Hakata Tonkotsu
from Hide Chan in Hakata, Kyushu, Japan.


The only complaint I have, I've also heard others say the same thing, the portion sizes are too big.  IMO, the purpose at food festivals is to try as many different vendors as possible, the reason for 11 ramen vendors from all over.  The portion sizes should be a 1/3 of the size and patrons would have a chance to taste more vendors.  This is my opinion for a better event, something to chew on...


Arigato!
Ramen Yokocho
Tomoko 


NOTE:  I was an invited guest of Ramen Yokocho and
thank them for the invitation and hospitality.
All comments and opinions are strictly my own.





Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats Worldwide
©Jay Terauchi

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