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NipponFan - more on Japanese

Thi N. | Jan 8, 200307:20 PM

Thanks for your gracious reply (linked below) to questions about more Japanese food.

Some questions:

For yakitori, you mention Shin Sen Gumi. How does it compare to Hokk-something-or-other, (in downtown on Central roundabout 3rd?) Thus far the best yakitori I've had in town, though I might have gotten food poisoning from this place.

Does Shin Sen Gumi do similar broiled-fish to Tsukiji? I've never had the style before, and want to try it at other places.

You mentioned Otafuku - which is occasionally my favorite place in town. Question - do you think getting noodles in soup is worth it here? I have never been able to tear myself away from getting the soba-variants cold. (Brief note - have you tried Ramen-ya on Olympic? Not otafuku's level of wonder, but a step above every other ramen place in the area for noodle texture/delicacy of flavor. Cannot compare to the San Jose places -I've never been, though that's my hometown.)

Any suggestions for tempura? I'd heard tell of a supposedly great pure tempura place on Torrance? Blvd., but it seemed closed when I got there. Went to another place (called Inaba) - expensive, and somehow missing something.


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