ramen rating: foo foo tei – hacienda heights, ca

Foo-Foo tei ramen
Located in a seemingly deserted neighborhood and housed inside what looks like a liquor store in a not-so-good neighborhood, Foo-Foo Tei is the unlikely ramen hotspot of San Gabriel Valley. Foo-Foo Tei has been on my radar for a while, and since the star of Go Ramen! has committed himself to eating Foo-Foo Tei’s 31 styles of ramen in 31 days, I decided that there’s no time like the present to join in the festivities. In fact, I ran into both Go Ramen!’s Keizo and fellow food blogger Exile Kiss. Is Foo-Foo Tei the new ramen party central?

Since Keizo is and will be doing a much more thorough job than I could in covering Foo-Foo Tei’s offerings, we’ll be doing something a bit different for this review. Our impressions of Foo-Foo Tei will be covered slide-show style. Click on to the first picture, gentle reader, then click on through to read the conclusion!

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I have great respect for what Foo-Foo Tei is doing, and the shoyu ramen was a good introduction. Though I found the shoyu ramen to be a bit lackluster, the masterful chashu and the creatively tasty gyoza have convinced me to come back for more. Maybe one day, I’ll also work my way through all 31 types of ramen. Foo-Foo Tei’s shoyu ramen gets a 7.5 out of 10.

Foo-Foo Tei ???
15018 Clark Ave.
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
M-F: 11:30am to 2:30pm (last order 2:15pm)
M-F: 5:30pm to 10:00pm (last order 9:30pm)
Sat: 12:00pm-10:00pm (last order 9:30pm)
Sun: 12:00pm-9:00pm (last order 9:30pm)
Cash only if under $20

  6 comments for “ramen rating: foo foo tei – hacienda heights, ca

  1. Cutie
    10/12/2008 at 10:22 pm

    wow, the gyoza look funky………but since you said they are the factor for you to go back to foo-foo tei again then i am going try it too……..thanks for the great review, i love food reviews with lots of pictures πŸ™‚


  2. 10/13/2008 at 7:02 am

    Great slideshow!! There might be a party when I finish my quest so you should definitely try to join us. I’ll keep you posted.

  3. k
    10/13/2008 at 8:12 am

    i’ll be sure to give it a try when i’m in town. ^^

  4. 10/14/2008 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Edjusted,

    (Weird, my comment I posted a few days ago didn’t go through it seems. Trying again. πŸ™‚

    Another great review! It was great seeing you and Keizo there, and I love the Slide Show format you did. Nice job of capturing the feel of the place. πŸ™‚

    I agree w/ you: I like their Shio Ramen more than their Shoyu; you should try that next time you go (and their Miso is great as well).

  5. 10/15/2008 at 1:16 pm


    Just found a japanese ramen blog with lots of tasty pictures. Thought it might interest you so here it is.

  6. 10/17/2008 at 8:34 pm

    Cutie: Thanks for your kind words and yes, I highly recommend the gyoza!

    Keizo: I’ll be there! Are you going to be really round by then? haha j/k

    k: I hope you like it!

    exilekiss: I hope my spam eater didn’t accidently eat your last comment. Thanks, I’m glad you liked the slideshow format. I was feeling lazy and thought that’d save time but the post ended up taking me about 2 hours to put together πŸ˜› Hmm…so many choices for next time…hahaha

    karaus: Thanks! I’ll check it out!

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