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Miyata Menji on Sawtelle

matikin9 | Mar 26, 201204:04 PM

I went to the newly opened Miyata Menji yesterday with the bf (http://la.eater.com/archives/2012/03/...). We ordered both the tonkotsu ramen and the tsukemen. The flavors were not "traditional" but we enjoyed both of them a lot! I liked the contrast between the rich tonkotsu broth and the acidity of the tomato chunks. The tsukemen dipping broth/sauce was very thick and packed lots of flavor - so much so I had to be careful not to bring up too much with my noodles.

The noodles were cooked perfectly and a great chewy consistency, although portion sizes were not big. It was a good size for me (I usually order half-sized bowls of ramen), but my boyfriend was inclined to order another bowl or two. The free bread for dipping makes sense, but their bread was rather dry and flavorless. Service was decent, but they seemed a little surprised at us being there. They asked us a few times how we found out about the place since they just opened.

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