Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Santouka is an internationally renowned ramen that sets the tone. I consider it one of the most consistent ramen chains granted I’ve only been to Vancity and LA. This location is gets pretty packed with the locals and tourist. The special here is the ramen with pork jowl. The meat is so tender and soft.…

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

Oakwood is a nice brunch spot ran by some warm folks. We booked a large brunch party reservation through their Facebook page. It’s good brunch food incorporating some Canadian love. Savory dishes like the short rib and tuna benedict. It’s a rustic modern space and perfect for day time drinking.

Boke Bowl

Boke Bowl is an interesting place. It’s a nice concept in the heights of the eluded perfect bowl of ramen. It has all the characteristics of Portland’s progressive food scene but doesn’t come through enough in the 4th quarter to win. The Boke Bowl buns are solid and I couldn’t pass up the fried chicken.…

Uchi

When in Austin it’s BBQ and one of the Uchis. I became an Uchi follower after rooting for my guy Paul Qui on Top Chef. He was racking up win after win staying true to his technique and creativity for Asian Food. I visited Uchi during the transition period of Paul opening Qui. It’s all…

Crustacean Do It Big

If you need a celebratory restaurant with some glitz Crustacean is the way to go. Located in the center of Beverly Hills, you’ll never know which celeb you’ll run in to. The epic dish of choice is the crab garlic noodles. If you are not doing this then you are not doing it big. The…

Line Up for Daikokuya

Ramen Pork Katsu Brace yourself! There’s a reason why hipsters, foodies, and Asian folks all line up to see if they’ll find the best ramen they have ever tasted. Haha..I’m one of those folks. You come to LA to eat Ramen, In & Out and Mexican Food. Daikokuya serves a pretty good experience. No gimmicks,…

What you know about Ippudo?

Me too Finally made it to the ramen Hypebeast, Ippudo. Everyone knows it’s flexing with the largest ramen following in the US. People come far and wide with the hopes to catch a bowl along with the infamous pork belly bun. Or at least I did. After missing out last summer due to time constraints,…