327 E. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Two months into my ramen journey and I finally get a chance to try Daikokuya. I constantly hear nothing but great reviews about this place, so today I decided to finally witness it for myself. This is actually the first of two ramen-ya’s I visited today. You’ll see the next one a little later on. Okay, so back to Daikokuya. I decided to save some room in my stomach and order only the ramen. I’ll have to go back again for the gyoza someday.
Daikoku-ramen: Wow! Amazing! Why did I wait so long to try this? Sorry edjusted, but I’d have to say that this was better than Shinsengumi. The soup was to die for! The noodles weren’t very spectacular, but thankfully they were masked by the delicious tonkotsu soup. And the chashu? Mmmmm! The kurobuta just melted on my tongue like an ice cube on asphalt. I think I might have to go back there sooner than I thought. Maybe even tomorrow!
Gyoza: (Updated December 31, 2007) I finally got a chance to try the gyoza and…they were really good, but I think I might have been expecting too much. I guess that’s what happens when you listen to all the hype. They could have been a little juicier. Nonetheless, they are definitely top notch.