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Ramen Los Angeles

Kai Ramen Black Dragon Ramen (Dose of Vitamin P)

On “Game of Thrones,” Drogon the black dragon is the fiercest beast in Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen’s flock. Or maybe it’s a murder of dragons, which would be more appropriate. Anyway, Drogon gets a far...
Ramen Los Angeles

Venice Ramen Tonkotsu (Dose of Vitamin P)

By the beach, people preach a healthy lifestyle, with clean air, prodigious exercise, and low-fat fuel, but don’t be fooled. No matter where you go in L.A., flavor is what the public actually craves....
Ramen Orange County

Kitakata Green Chile Ramen (Dose of Vitamin P)

Ramen has never been more popular in California, and while L.A. gets most of the press, Orange County has some unique bowls. For instance, Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai is named for a small town...
Ramen Oakland

Ramen Shop Shio Tonkotsu Ramen (Dose of Vitamin P)

Ever since Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse on Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley has been synonymous with seasonality. If there were ever a city to spawn a market-driven ramen house, Berkeley would be it, and of...
Ramen Los Angeles

Tsujita LA Annex Ramen (Dose of Vitamin P)

Tsujita LA rose to the top of the L.A. ramen heap when Takehiro Tsujita started serving lunch-time only tonkotsu (and tsukemen) on Little Osaka’s Sawtelle Boulevard in 2012, but that wasn’t enough for the...
Ramen Los Angeles

Ramen Hayatemaru Hokkaido Ramen (Dose of Vitamin P)

Is ramen the eastern barred bandicoot of the food world? The Japanese noodle soup is overtaking Los Angeles about as quickly as the tiny Tasmanian marsupial breeds. FYI: No mammal breeds faster. One of...