Igosi Ramen – Rowland Heights, CA

18333 Colima Rd.
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
(626) 913-9974

Sometimes it’s nice to have a little spice. Korean owned and operated, Igosi ramen is not your typical Japanese ramen-ya. They serve the more traditional Korean ramyun so don’t be fooled (like I was) when your google search for ramen turns up Igosi. Located a few doors down from DoReMi market in a small Korean shopping center, I soon parked and realized that I wasn’t going to have a normal ramen lunch. But since there’s ramen in their name, I might as well go and get it over with. I guess I could use the practice for Orochon’s “Special 2” ramen.

Regular ramen: Regular ramen? Regular to whom? I didn’t see anything regular about this ramen. If I were to name it, I’d call it Irregular! But then again, I’m sort of out of my element here. This ramen reminded me of those college days when my Korean friend’s would bring over cases of Nong Shim Shin Ramyun and we would live off of it for days. The noodle texture was practically identical to the Shin Ramyun. The only differences were that this soup was a tad spicier and the toppings were unusual–at least to me. The toppings consisted of sliced mochi (I think), green onions, egg, a sliced pepper, and seaweed. It actually wasn’t bad. If I’m ever in the mood for spicy, I may just have to go back. But next time I’ll be sure to bring a headband.

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