24 W. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
If you’re stuck in Old Town Pasadena desperately craving some ramen, then you’re better off walking across the street to Famima!! and checking out their instant noodle collection. Noodle World (formerly Boba World) is not known for their ramen and quite frankly I don’t understand why they even bother to have it on the menu. If this were the only noodle shop in the world that served ramen, I would probably be heading the next NASA expedition in search of ramen on Mars!
Ramen: Not much to rave about here so I’ll try to make it brief. The soup smelled and tasted like shiitake. It reminded me of udon broth. I think this might be a new species of ramenudon–something that probably should be extinct if you ask me. The noodles were on par with the worst of them and the toppings were even worse. I particularly detest cilantro in my ramen and the chashu (or what looked like chashu) tasted more like processed chicken or some other four-legged furry animal. Normally a HUGE fan of menma, I couldn’t bare to eat these. At least they had some decent smoothies to wash most of the rancid taste out of my mouth.