After a 2-year hiatus, Shuchan is renting Toji Restaurant during lunch until they can find a place of their own. They serve a good variety and a pretty decent bowl so check them out if you can. They open around 11am, but I'm not sure what time they close. If you get there before 12, every ramen comes with a free order of half gyoza or half chahan...not a bad deal!
Here is what I ordered:
Shoyu-Tonkotsu Ramen: This ramen is their "special" and it's taped to the menu with a ripped-up piece of paper so I couldn't resist to order it. The shoyu-tonkotsu was very smooth with loads of flavor. It may be too salty for some, but I didn't mind it at all. It surprisingly tasted really good. The toppings (slightly dry yet flavorful chashu, menma, naruto, negi, and nori) were also good, but it felt like they were missing something. Something like a hanjuku egg perhaps. Yeah, I think an egg would have made it complete. The just-your-average-factory-made-noodles-that-everyone-uses were cooked perfectly and played the role of a good understudy.
Shio Ramen: A true shio ramen in the sense that it was really salty, but then again shio ramen should be salty. A refreshing choice for all you shio lovers out there. The toppings and noodles were the same as above. If you do think it's too salty, they'll be happy to mellow it out for you.
Gyoza: The gyoza was homemade, but I'm still deciding if I liked them or not. They weren't bad and I can't really complain about them since they were FREE. They contained lots of garlic (which I like), but a burnt flavor seemed to overshadow it all. Try them and let me know what you think?
2212 Artesia Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90504
2212 Artesia Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504
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