Tag: OC ramen

kopan ramen – fullerton, ca

Kopan Ramen is a tonkotsu ramen chain that has multiple locations in L.A. county. They have one location in Fullerton, which is where I headed. The ramen is customizable: you pick the size, spice level (0 to 3), the choice of meat (pork belly chashu, fatty pork, or chicken breast). All ramen come with green onions and dried seaweed. Extra… Read more →

plumeria cafe – laguna niguel, ca

Raise your hand if you go to places that specialize in Hawaiian and breakfast dishes and you order the ramen instead 🙋‍♂️ Is it just me? Plumeria Cafe is a cafe nestled in the Laguna Design Center that was created by the people behind Stacks Pancake House. They recently introduced a Yokohama-Style ramen that’s a rare find in Southern California,… Read more →

yoshiharu ramen – orange, ca

Yoshiharu is another ramen shop that specializes in tonkotsu ramen, but interestingly enough, they don’t seem to offer a “straight” tonkotsu ramen. They have tonkotsu shoyu, tonkotsu miso, a tonkotsu spicy miso, tonkotsu black, and a tsukemen. And a vegetable ramen. They also offer a few options on the accoutrements. You can order the chashu fatty or lean, and you… Read more →

hironori ramen – irvine, ca

Irvine has a new fancy food hall, and it has a new ramen shop! HiroNori, a “Craft Ramen” shop, is the brainchild of partners Hiromichi and Tadanori (get it?), two Japanese natives who’re apparently making everything from scratch, including their noodles. Intrigued? So am I! First, the TRADE Food Hall plaza, where HiroNori Rame is located, has a small parking… Read more →

4th of july weekend roundup

“Man assaulted after refusing to eat ramen noodles.” Now kids…be good and eat your ramen! Michelin starred instant ramen…complete with egg?!? Lucky Peach keeps cranking out the ramen recipes. If you’ve got the time and skills, these look delicious. New ramen shops are always exciting, especially when they don’t specialize in tonkotsu for once. Chicken ramen, here I come! (Los… Read more →

hakata ikkousha ramen – costa mesa, ca

Popular Japanese ramen chains have been slowly breaking into the American market and recently Hakata Ikkousha has joined in with with the soft-opening of their award-winning hakata ramen. They offer 5 types of tonkotsu ramen…a standard tonkotsu, shio (salt) tonkotsu, black tonkotsu (with fried garlic), miso tonkotsu, and the fearsome-sounding “god fire” with 4 levels of spiciness. Similar to Shinsengumi,… Read more →