Happy Holidays! On Christmas Eve, I headed to Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles for ramen and ice cream while catching up with some high school friends. We went to Ramen Maruya located in the Japanese Village. This is one of my favorite restaurants for ramen, and there is never a long wait around noon. I ordered their spicy tonkotsu ramen. Toppings includes thinly sliced pork charshu, boiled egg, bean sprouts, nori, green onions, and spicy sauce.
As the weather is cooling down, one of my favorite food to eat during the fall/winter is Japanese ramen. I prefer going out to eat ramen around this time of year because my usual go-to ramen restaurants are small, cramped, and usually crowded. During summer, these ramen shops gets pretty hot inside, so fall/winter is ideal for me. I’ve been eating at Hakata Shin-Sen-Gumi Ramen ever since I entered college, and every time my sister and I went in the evening, the staff recognized us right away – we used to go 2-3 times a month up until before we graduated. The last time I went to Shinsengumi was back in May of 2016 after attending The GazettE Concert.
On this day, I went during lunch, and ordered my favorite J Set meal which comes with a regular size ramen, and Beef & Rice Bowl. I also ordered a poach egg and spicy miso paste as an add-on to my ramen.