Chuka Soba Inoue

Chuka Soba Inoue Google Maps The other food stand with the long line at Tsukiji Market is Chuka Soba Inoue, which is just down the way from Kitsuneya.  The large crowd hovering around this spot grabbed my attention.  Some quick Googling clued me into the fame and legitimacy of the ramen served here.  While it…

Rokurinsha

Rokurinsha Ramen Street, Tokyo Station location Tokyo Skytree location It had been 3 whole days in the land of ramen and a slurp of noodles had yet to pass these lips.  It felt criminal.  It felt like I let the Michelin guide get the better of me.  It was high time I get down to some more unpretentious eats.  I had a good…

Ramen Yamadaya

Ramen Yamadaya 3118 W 182nd St. Torrance, CA 90504 Yelp I tried Ramen Yamadaya once before at its Costa Mesa location and was sorely disappointed in the days-old tasting chashu.  That part of the ramen was so offensive that it overshadowed anything else good about the bowl of noodles that night.  Being the open minded…

Gangnam Eomuyi

Gangnam Eoyumi 10031 Garden Grove Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92844 Yelp I thought my search for naengmyun in Orange County was over when I tried Yu Chun Bunsik.  The offering here had some minor dings, but it was the best I could get without driving to my OG favorite in LA, Yu Chun Chic Naeng…

Star Noodle

Before Sheldon Simeon took home the title of Top Chef, he was the executive chef of Star Noodle. I’m not sure if the place was as popular before or after his win, but it has 2679 reviews on Yelp averaging 4 stars now. That’s pretty stellar.  In any case, multiple friends have tried this place…

Yu Chun Bunsik

Yuchun Bunsik 10031 Garden Grove Blvd. Garden Grove, CA 92844 yuchun.site.mobi/en Yelp I wasn’t much of a foodie back in college.  Probably because any meal over $10 was kind of a lot of money back then.  I didn’t really seek out the best of the best as I do now.  I think I was just…

Good Taste

Good Taste (Old Town – Chinatown location) 18 NW 4th Ave Portland, OR 97209 YelpAfter a few miles hiking through the evergreen forests of Portland, we definitely worked up a appetite for something comforting.  The noodles at Good Taste really hit the spot.  The place is your typical fobby Chinese joint.  Their mastery of cleanliness…

Hakata Ikkousha

I think it’s safe to say Costa Mesa is up there with Torrance and Little Tokyo as ramen house hotbeds.  Santouka, Kitakata, Ramen Yamadaya are at the top.  I’ll throw Shin Sen Gumi in there, but it’s technically in Fountain Valley.  Now Hakata Ikkousha can be added to that list. But at a starting price…

4th Street Market

Growing up in Orange County, Santa Ana was NEVER the place to be.  In fact, it was the place you wanted to avoid if you valued your money, valuables, and safety.  My how the world, has changed.  Santa Ana is now like one of the many small pockets of hipster-dom in Orange County.  It’s one…

Earthen

After too many days of eating the white man’s food, I really was craving something Asian.  I can’t go too many days without eating Asian food.  I crave chocolates and sweets, but my want for Asian food runs deeper than simple desire.  It’s like it’s ingrained into my genetic makeup to optimally thrive off of…

Capital Noodle Bar

The Irvine Asian food scene continues to grow with each passing year.  New eateries are popping up here and there.  A notable addition to the Chinese offerings here is Capital Noodle Bar, which is related to Capital Seafood.  The latter is Irvine’s mediocre attempt at dim sum.  Sadly, I’ve been here many times because, frankly…

Sen Yai

Andy Ricker’s fame has spread beyond the confines of grey-ass, gloomy-ass Portland.  Who would have ever thought a white man could create this burgeoning Thai food empire from one of the less Asian influenced cities in this country?  If you won’t take my word for it, believe me when I say even Thai people (Verde…