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SJ Japantown report w/ pics: Shuei-Do Manju Shop & Kumako Ramen


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SJ Japantown report w/ pics: Shuei-Do Manju Shop & Kumako Ramen

hhc | Feb 11, 2007 06:48 PM

I went to Kumako Ramen because I've not tried it yet, couldn't get into Nijiya Market on grand opening day Sun 2/11/07(refused to wait over 1hr+), and I like ramen.

The older Japanese man opened up the place about 15 minutes before he had to, the sign said 11:30am and was just waiting outside, but then he put out the open sign and let me in. I was the first person and he took my order. Nice.

I got the Curry Ramen $8.95 plus a side of gyoza $4.00. The curry ramen comes w/ 2 thick small slabs of pork, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, ramen, and the curry broth. The broth is salty (like all ramen places), the noodles were ok-I like Ramen Halu's, meat just ok-had better elsewhere.

The side of gyoza are yummy. They are served hot & fresh, on the small side, with nice browning, though not crispy which I like. I don't know if the sauce was very salty or the gyoza, but it was still good. Recommended.

Total was $14 Before Tip. They take Credit Cards which I like.

One unisex bathroom way up in front it seems so everyone knows when your going, though I didn't check it out.

Time visited: 1

Melanie's report:

Kumako Ramen
211 E. Jackson Street
San Jose, CA 95106
(408) 286-2111
I didn't see the all the days/hrs open, but they are Open on Sun at 11:30am.
Shuei-Do Manju Shop
217 Jackson St
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 294-4148

Went here to get a sweet, picked the Monaka $1.30 each. It's kinda soft and doughy though it looks like a crispy cookie (fakes me out everytime) w/ a sweet red bean (azuki) paste inside. Ate it in about 4 bites.

CASH ONLY! Closed Mon.

my pics:

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