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Berkeley – Ryowa Redux – No longer a ramen virgin

rworange | Nov 27, 200509:36 PM

A few questions and comments.

My bowl of ramen was steaming hot. Since there was a lukewarm ramen report here, thought I’d mention that.

Thanks for the report about ordering the special noodles since there doesn’t seem to be anything on the menu about them.

There are some condiments on the table … chili powder, some other powder, some orange oil like chili oil and a soy sauce like bottle called goyza sauce. Should any of these be used with the ramen? One lady asked for something that wasn’t on the tables. It also looked like soy sauce. Was it?

Just my own observation, but the place assumes you know what you are doing. Not a place I could ask for help. I think without the chowhound posts, I would have been lost, at least for a first time experience.

The menu was laminated with pictures of about nine types of ramen. The corn/butter looked good, but I stuck with what I read about – the original. It is a good thing. I could see me picking up those pieces of corn with chopsticks. The horror.

I was getting a bit flustered so I didn’t bother asking fot the kimchee. All in all I really enjoyed the ramen. I was thinking about looking at Melanie’s list and picking one of the bad versions at the bottom for comparison, but I think I’ll stick with the quality stuff.

Tried the fried chicken too. It was good, however, the sauce with it was red and didn’t seem to have any sesame flavor I could detect. Also, the white chicken on the slaw and the mayo was almost nonexistent. At first I thought they forgot the chicken, until I hit a few shredded pieces at the bottom.

Also they have their liquor license back. Looking back on it, I probably should have ordered a beer. Might have calmed me down.


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