March 13, 2011

Asahi Ramen

 Chicken soup is good for the soul... but ramen is better.

There's something about a perfect bowl of noodles and warm, cloudy broth that has an amazing effect on my mood on a chilly day or hot day, alike.  Of course, the ultimate ramen shop downtown is Daikokuya. In the valley, Ramen Jinya rules. And Ramen Yamadaya and Hakata lead the pack in the South Bay. Unfortunately, I have still yet to find a winner in West L.A.

Asahi Ramen, a hole-in-the-wall noodle shop located on Sawtelle, serves a decent bowl of ramen, but just enough to temporarily curb, not fully satisfy, a noodle craving. The Kimchi Ramen was one exception as the broth was especially flavorful and spicy.

6 pieces of pan-fried gyoza - $3.75

Shio Ramen (noodle w/ chashu) - $6.95

Moyashi Ramen - $7.95

Kimchi Ramen - $7.95

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cuisine: Japanese
location: West L.A.
hours: M-W; F-Sun: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM (closed Thursdays)
website: { AR | yelp }
attire: Casual
parking: street
notes:  CASH ONLY!


Food for Thought:

My deepest condolences to those who have lost family and friends to the recent catastrophe that struck Japan. My heart breaks for you. I will continue to pray. { video || photo }