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Soba to the Rescue

As Los Angeles endures another month of “Stay at Home”, thankfully Kazan in Beverly Hills has kept its doors open for take out, providing much needed relief for our appetites and sanity.  After the huge success of his first restaurant Tatsu Ramen, head Chef Ryu Isobe looks to bring Soba noodles to the forefront of LA’s noodle scene, now overpopulated with ramen joints. Kazan, which means “volcanic” in Japanese, symbolizes how he envisions Soba will takeover its competition making way...

Tsurumaru Udon

Tsurumaru Udon (333 S Alameda, Los Angeles, 90013) has opened up in a mall in Little Tokyo and it’s a legit Japanese-import spot serving big bowls of delicious noodles assembly-line style. Start at the beginning of the line, where you’ll choose your size and they’ll load your bowl with freshly cooked hot or cold noodles. Don’t be bashful, go for the big boy! Base options include niku udon topped with Japanese-style stewed beef, and grated ginger-/radish-topped bukkake udon. Then, you can add bonus items,...

Rokyo

Rokyo a “gourmet ramen” vehicle serves up customizable organic ramen. First, you select a broth (pork or mushroom), then add on a main topping like Niman Ranch beef or pork, and lastly put on in a secondary round of mostly organic herbs and veggies, like bean sprouts, bamboo or cilantro. Soups run between $5.50-7, here’s the full menu. Twitter the truck for specifics....