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Santouka-- Review (What is up with that pork?)


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Santouka-- Review (What is up with that pork?)

Schweinhaxen | Dec 25, 2008 10:18 PM

Yesterday, I was playing parking tetris (seriously) at the Mitsuwa parking lot off of Bristol in Costa Mesa. I had not eaten lunch and remembered the posts regarding Santouka at this particular location. So I decided to hit up Santouka for some of that Shio Ramen. While waiting in line, I noticed a small sign with a sad emoticon denoting that the Shio Ramen had sold out. I was disappointed that I would not be able to try this type of ramen. I went for broke and decided to try a different type of broth, and to listen to what they recommend. I got to the counter and agreed with counterperson that I wanted to try the spicy miso ramen with the chashu. Dude!! This was crazy!! After a 10 minute wait in which I was able to score a table during the holiday madness, I got a plate of glistening chashu with some scallion and a bowl of ramen with spicy miso. I slowly mixed the contents together and all I can say was that this was one of the best ramen that I have ever had. The pork stood on its own......... Perfectly roasted (I think?). I wish I knew how to cook pork in this fashion. Mixed with the salty spicy mix of the broth made me want to guzzle this soup down. Luckily I refrained, and vowed to come back for some of that shio ramen........

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