Monday, July 5, 2010

Yatai Ramen Twist @ Breadbar on 3rd St

Stopped by here last Saturday for the special Yatai Ramen Twist event cuz I was craving some oxtail ramen.

We sat outside on the patio and our waiter was really friendly and helpful. Great service.

The food was a bit of a disappointment to me. I ordered the oxtail ramen with truffle oil and it was too heavy for my liking. It tasted more like beef noodle soup than ramen and the oxtail meat was kinda chewy. Broth was very beefy, not sure I was really expecting that. Noodles were cooked good, not too soft and not too hard.

My dining companion liked his miso ramen and raved about the pork slices. He said it was so tender it basically melted in his mouth. Wow. If that isn't something to rave about, I don't know what is.

I didn't taste any truffle oil in my soup. Boo hoo. I love truffle oil. The oxtail ramen may be a good choice for someone who is really into beef.

I'm not knocking it, since I'm a huge fan of oxtail. I was just overwhelmed with the intense flavor.

Very big portions and neither one of us finished our bowl.

Not sure if I'd come back, but if I did, I would give the spicy miso ramen a try. Maybe oxtail and ramen just don't mix. If you're interested, they are running the event till 7/24. Mondays- Saturdays from 5-10 pm.


8718 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 205-0124


Anonymous said...

too much intense cow flavor? Iunno man, that sounds like a GOOD thing. Gonna try hard to catch this, but still uncertain re: truffle oil in ramen. I mean, the chickie carries a bottle of truffle oil around for her MCD fries but.. there are limits even for me.

Pandalicious said...

she does?!! lol!! yeah, it was too strong.. overpowered the noodles.

Anonymous said...

nice to know you, and glad to find such a good artical!..................................................................

Daniel S. said...

I'm hoping to make it here before it ends. We have such good ramen in the west side at Santouka, but I'd be up for trying something different.

Kung Food Panda said...

I think you definitely liked it more than me. To me, it was a cool concept, but it was an overall fail.

Pandalicious said...

Daniel- i say stick to santouka, or make some ramen at home. :)

KFP- agreed. overpriced. seems like many ppl thought the same.