Place: Yusho – Asian Grill & Ramen
Address: 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Ramen: Curry Ramen
Description: THAI CURRY, COCONUT, PORK, SHIITAKE WITH CORN & AN EGG
REVIEW: Pricy and disappointing, despite asking for the Curry Ramen with Corn and extra spices, this dish was bland in flavor and mild in heat. The service was also a disappointment with us waiting over 20 minutes to be greeted by our waiter and a long wait for food even though the joint was less than half full. Yusho has a few accolades to its name but none were earned here as the ramen, conveniently located on the Strip, was underwhelming. I much prefer the service and flavors at the other Vegas Ramen joints Monta & Jinya.
Place: Ginza ABC Ramen
Address: Japan, 〒104-0061 東京都中央区銀座３丁目５−５
Ramen: Spicy Miso Ramen
Description: Rich tonkotsu based miso broth topped with chasu, ground pork, negi, lettuce leaf, chili paste, and a lemon slice.
Price: 950 Yen
REVIEW: Started in 1977 Ginza ABC Ramen has been quite popular for a long time. The first thing I have mentioned when showing anyone the picture below, is to ignore the lettuce and lemon slice. The have no bearing on the dish itself. The actual broth and noodles are really solid and have a great flavor. With the chili paste mixed into the soup it had a nice punch and great garlicky/chili flavor that complemented the miso brother quite nicely. Noodles are handmade on site and were really well done. The place itself is a dive and really does not show off how good the ramen actually is so don’t be scared when you first walk in and feel like turning around and heading out. The food is great.
Place: Ramen Iroha Akiba
Address: Japan, 〒101-0028 東京都千代田区 神田花岡町１−１(8th Floor, Yodobashi Camera Akiba)
Ramen: Sichaun Spicy Miso Negi-tama Ramen
Description: Blend of miso based tonkotsu soup with marinated ground pork, chasu, negi (green onions), seaweed, chili oil, cayenne pepper strings, and seasoned boiled egg.
Price: 1,190 Yen
REVIEW: Ramen Iroha’s version of Tantanmen had an amazing robust flavor and super fresh ingredients. The noodles were perfectly cooked and the portion was just right. As this is one of my favorite types of ramen I was very happy with my choice. As expected it was nice and spicy with some good hits of heat from the cayenne pepper strings. The fresh crunchy negi strings really added a great balance to the spice as well. Only complaint was that it was a bit too oily for my liking, but it didn’t really take away from the overall dish.