Foo-Foo Challenge – Day 18: Kamo Negi Ramen

I got to close up shop with Murakami-san tonight. It was one of those nights where we just chilled and drank beer and shochu until every last customer left. It was a good night!

Today’s ramen was the Kamo Negi Ramen, otherwise known as Duck and Green Onion Ramen. This shio based soup was really good compared to my earlier experience. The duck and the green onion really enhanced it with a more intense aroma and taste.

The duck tasted delicious, although I found it a bit difficult to eat. The meat was tough and the bones kept getting in the way. Everything else was almost perfect.

The Tokyo Negi was the best part of it all. Lightly fried to bring out the aroma, its fragrant flavor surrounded the soup and added a very distinct taste.

If I remember correctly, this tamago-yaki dish was called…okay I can’t remember. It was something like Dashi Kake Yaki Tamago…uh maybe not, but I’ll correct it tomorrow. Anyway, it was delicious! The sweetness of the egg and the minor saltiness of the dashi offset each other perfectly.

It was a really rough day for Murakami-san so instead of cooking in the kitchen, he relaxed with me at my table as we drank shochu and beer and talked about the horrible public transportation system in LA…haha. The picture below shows all the different drinks available at Foo-Foo Tei. That beer on the very right is the newest addition to the menu and it was consumed by yours truly. If I ever have more time, I’ll tell you the story on how Foo-Foo Tei started carrying it.

I am very sleepy. Good night everyone!

Tomorrow’s ramen: Negi Daku
All bases in play.

4 Replies to “Foo-Foo Challenge – Day 18: Kamo Negi Ramen”

  1. Hi Keizo,Another great review. 🙂Yah I had the same experience w/ you on the Kamo Negi… the Duck is a bit too tough for my tastes but otherwise very good for flavor and broth, etc. 🙂 The Tamago looks delish! 🙂

  2. Hey Brian, Yes, although ramen in cali can’t be compared to ramen in Japan, there are still some good places to frequent. Thx for checking out my blog!

  3. It’s amazing to me that there is such good ramen in California. It took me moving to Japan, discovering good ramen there, searching for more and more, and finding other ramen blogs to realize this.

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