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!
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.
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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