After work, D and I headed straight to Mitsuwa on Centinela for Santouka's Grand Opening. The place wasn't crowded at all around 7pm. Mitsuwa Market's renovation was a yawn for me. Wow, new shelving! The food court is still it's old drabby food court. But we weren't there for the renovations. Nor were we interested in ambiance. We were there for the noodles of all J-noodles...ramen!
Crazy Rameniac joined us in the ramen celebration as he came back in his second visit for the day. Dylan ordered a large Miso ramen, Rameniac used his free coupon for a Spicy Miso Bowl of Ramen and I ordered a reg. Shio (salt) Ramen. One sip of the Shio broth...
That broth is on point. It's like drinking pork flavored butter. Their shio broth puts me in a place of utter happiness. It's like growing up in a world without mama whoopings and big brother noogie spree.
Dylan's miso broth was ok. It was actually a little too heavy for him to get into some serious noodling. Maniac's Spicy Miso was actually better. But it just seemed to complicated...too much going on...too much Ramen drama. I'd stick to what Santouka is known for, their pure and simple Shio Ramen.
The Ramen monsters enjoyed our night of Ramenelebration! Welcome to LA Santouka!
Mitsuwa Market Food Court
3760 Centinela Ave.,
Los Angeles, CA 90066
10:00am - 8:00pm