Mitsuwa is having its Umaimono Gourmet Fair and Tanaka Sobaten is making an appearance. There’s exactly one item on the menu: their signature chuuka soba.

The ramen comes with just a few basic toppings: lots of green onions and deeply marinated menma, and a few thinly sliced pieces of chashu.

The ramen is delicious! The flat wide noodles is a feature of kitakata-style ramen goes very well with the crunchy, tasty onions. The soup is richer than it looks, and has a strong pork and shoyu flavor. The noodles hold everything together, and the almost melt-in-your-mouth chashu is an added bonus.

So what’s the verdict? A picture is worth a thousand words:

Tanaka Sobaten makes its brief appearance at the Costa Mesa Mitsuwa supermarket until tomorrow, Sunday 10/21. Then it moves to the Mitsuwa in Torrance 10/25 Thursday through 10/28 Sunday.