After work, we headed to M's parents' house for game night. But first a dinner stop. But where? There are nights when I am at a lost of what I want to eat for dinner. Last night was one of those nights. I wasn't sure what I wanted. Salad, sandwich...it was at that point that I remembered that there was a Japanese restaurant down the street from M's parents' house. When we got there I had forgotten that La Men was right next door. I've past by La Men many times before but thought that it was a Chinese restaurant. It isn't. I even made fun of the name by integrating it into the popular song...Raining [La] Men. Yes, I am 12 years old at heart.
La Men is actually a ramen restaurant! Not sure how I missed that all these times. But I was so happy because it is difficult to find something that I like to eat in that area outside of Cafe Hiro.
Get it your way!
Some inside wall decorations.
I decided to go with the Kimchi Shoyu Ramen. This item is new so it isn't currently on their regular menu but I love kimchi ramen when it is done right so I was curious to try this out. I got this to go which is why there are two containers in this photo.
Included in the Kimchi Ramen is a slice of pork, a piece of seaweed, half of a hard boiled egg, chopped green onions and of course the kimchi. The broth was a little salty and tasted like they stewed a couple pieces of kimchi in shoyu broth, instead of an actual kimchi broth. I've had better versions of kimchi ramen. The noodles were nice and chewy but I don't know if I am a fan of this kimchi ramen. I definitely need to go back and eat here a couple more times and try out the Tonkotsu ramens before I give my final verdict. Overall, I enjoyed it and will likely eat here again. Decent noodles but the broth needs work.
Content of the Chicken Shoyu Ramen.
Pork Shoyu Ramen - this was pretty good. The pork was tender!
10488 Valley View St
Buena Park, CA 90620 (714) 952-1258