The Little Tokyo Ramen Battle is about to heat up!
San Sui Tei, several doors down from Daikokuya on First Street, is giving Ye Olde Yellow Awning a serious run for its money.
A branch of a shop in Temple City has taken over the old Kobe Ramen (?) spot. Lovely Companion and I went in for a taste test today and were delighted by what we found. Run by Japanese, the tonkotsu is marvelous. "Can I have this in a coffee cup to go" I wondered to myself.
The menu has lots of ramen choices (miso, negi, etc), we opted for the "special" which came with 5 quivering pieces of roasted pork, so tender that teeth are optional. One also has a choice of kind of noodle (thick? or thin?). We opted for thin. Simply marvelous, chewy, tasty, yummy.
For kicks, we also elected for an order of octopus balls, Takoyaki, from the largish appetizer menu. They were crispy and light.
Dishes are cool, white modern. Service is friendly.
I encourage you to check it out! You won't be disappointed.