Tanaka Nagahama Ramen in Santa Monica
Posted by rameniac at 01:44 AM | 20 Oct 2011
in Santa Monica will play host to Tanaka Soba-ten (Tanaka Shoten
) and their Hakata Nagahama-style tonkotsu ramen this weekend. Just a heads up for those in Los Angeles that are keen and hungry for a bowl; they're kind of like the Shinsengumi of Tokyo.
the tohoku earthquake (and how you can help)
Posted by rameniac at 06:30 PM | 11 Mar 2011
Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Japan, especially those affected by yesterday’s earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Miyagi prefecture. The possibility of nuclear disaster in Fukushima is only compounding the problem. If you want to help out and make a contribution to relief efforts, you can donate $10 to the Red Cross via text message. Just text “REDCROSS” to 90999 in the U.S and to 30333 in CANADA. Other ways to donate are detailed here and here. Watch out for aftershocks, and stay safe, everyone.
happy (ramen) holidays!
Posted by rameniac at 01:30 PM | 28 Dec 2010
“santa stops in fukuoka” (2010, pixel on screen)
noodling on the wild westside
Posted by rameniac at 04:08 PM | 27 Oct 2010
A last minute heads up to slurpers in the Los Angeles area: Culver City’s notorious, maid-infested Royal-T Cafe will be screening Juzo Itami’s classic “noodle western” Tampopo tonight alongside a popup ramen menu designed by in-house chef Konbu using seasonal ingredients. One night only? Admission and the film are free, I’m guessing the food is not. The real question, however, is whether I can be bothered to leave the house.
thanks pingu, via L.A. Weekly.
Posted by rameniac at 02:26 PM | 17 Sep 2010
Yet another September is upon us, which means it’s time once again for Mitsuwa Marketplace’s Hokkaido Fair. A couple of Sapporo miso ramen shops are making the rounds this time; Ramen Shingen has been here before, while Komaoka Ramen will be flipping bowls of spicy miso ramen like burgers on an In N’ Out grill. For all you non-West Coasters who’ve never had In N’ Out, at least you can experience the Hokkaido Fair in Chicago and New Jersey, where there also happens to be Mitsuwa. Mitsuwae? Mitsuwas? Whatever. Go forth, and eat.