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Tonkotsu Ramen @ Sushi Yoshi, Newark

Melanie Wong | Apr 25, 200509:51 PM

Last week I stopped in Newark for a ramen lunch at Sushi Yoshi. The ramen combo comes with either gyoza or California roll.

The gyoza were fried to a satisfyingly crunchy brown on two sides. The filling tasted fresh and the dipping sauce was nicely balance with a good kick and not too sweet.

The milky and pale caramel-colored tonkotsu-style broth tasted homemade with a sweet freshness. Relatively light-bodied and low-fat compared to the ramen houses, it would have benefited from more salt and seasoning. Noodles were softish and faintly ammoniated. The toppings were rather unappetizing: rusty old bean sprouts, dried out and limp scallions, a slim slice of hard cooked egg, fish cake, and a stiff piece of ice cold roast pork that had been held over in the refrigerator too long.

Yep, the broth was nice, but there’s not much else to recommend about this bowl. I put it in 25th place.

Sushi Yoshi
39261 Cedar Blvd
Newark, CA
(510) 797-3835


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