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potential noodle adventure in the south bay

augustiner | | Jul 13, 2011 04:38 AM

so i'm motivating a few friends to trek down to the south bay for a double noodle fest. ramen and naengmyon. the idea is to head down and do one or the other for lunch, and the other for dinner, with some sort of distraction in between meals. i would like to do this within the month of july, but that might be out of my hands, though i want this to happen on a very very warm day and or evening.

i was wondering about himawari. there doesn't seem to be a lot of recent posts about it. anyone eaten here recently that can attest to what is going on here now? what broth is best, for example? shio, it seems? and maybe i'm barking up the wrong tree and should be looking at santa, or ramen dojo, or other places? sorry i know this is talked about constantly but it seems that recent reviews of specifically well regarded restaurants aren't so available.

the other idea was naengmyon, based on melanie wong's recent post on kunjip. a place that specializes in beef soup AND naengmyon appeals, especially since mul naengmyon, or the cold noodles served in a chilled slushy broth, is supposed to be based on a well made beef broth and mild radish kimchi, or dongchimi "broth.". and while i just can't eat that much food, the idea of free noodle refills is tempting...

hope to accomplish this goal very soon, but any tips would absolutely be appreciated, especially in regards to recent experiences with ramen, with himawari in mind but not with any exclusivity. thank you in advance for any tips.

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