Diving Into a Big Bowl of Ramen at Mitsuwa in LA
The food court at the beloved Japanese market Mitsuwa bustles with students and professionals at lunchtime. Judging by the length of the line for Santouka, a third of them are happily slurping noodles in an uber-salty, creamy broth with a thin slab of fatty pork and just enough healthy roughage to balance the richness. If you need help deciding which ramen to go for, the fake food in the display case looks deceptively real. Bowls range from small (for the normally hungry) to large (for the competitive eaters in training). If in doubt, bring a friend and share a large salty ramen—don't forget it's cash only. If there's a wait, browse Mitsuwa's "Trendy" section, where you can buy a Hello Kitty tote and a toilet bowl at the same time.
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- Adam Rugel (Editor) looks tasty
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- Adam Rugel (Editor) love the noodles here