Rockstar Noodle Bar – Rowland Heights, CA

17550 Colima Road, Suite C
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
(626) 965-8398
Biggest Menu Review

I know what you’re thinking. How could I go eat at another ramen-ya in the midst of the Foo-Foo Challenge, right? Well…I’m not so sure myself, but crazy or stupid might describe it. 🙂

Okay, this will be quick since I have to go resume the challenge in a couple hours. But before I say anything further, please read the pic below…

Shouji Fukuoka? I’ve never heard of him and I don’t think Google has either. Hmm…maybe it’s supposed to be Mr. Shouji from Fukuoka…whatever. Rockstar Noodle Bar is perfect for the rock star in you…hahaha. Wait a minute! Rockstar Noodle + Food Critic = Rock Star of Ramen???? Hey rameniac, are you Mr. Shouji??

O.E.C. Ramen: I asked the waitress what O.E.C. meant, but all she said was “chashu, pork.” So in my failed attempt to understand the acronym, I ordered it anyway. And as she repeated our order in her Chinese accent, saying “O. E. Shee Ramen,” it hit me! Could O.E.C. mean Oishii Ramen?…hahahahaha. Sorry, got a little carried away there. Anyway, this ramen was a tonkotsu based soup that wasn’t very “unique”, as described, but at least it was better than expected. And I wasn’t expecting much. The toppings (chashu, menma, egg, seaweed, and negi) were just okay. The chashu had a good salty flavor to them, but I can’t say much else about the rest.

The noodles on the other hand were…horrible. I don’t even think these are ramen noodles. Their slimy, slippery feel tasted like a mixture of konnyaku. Whatever they were, they didn’t match the soup and that’s a big no-no.

Tenderous Ribs Ramen: The tenderous ribs ramen used a shoyu base instead. From the couple sips I had, it tasted okay, but I’ll need more then a couple sips to accurately gauge it. And seeing that I may not ever make it back to Rockstar, I’ll let the yelpers take care of it.

I don’t remember what these were called (Spicy Dumplings, maybe?), but they were really, really good. The tea here is pretty good too.

Sorry for the interruption. I’ll get back to the Foo-Foo challenge tonight.

4 Replies to “Rockstar Noodle Bar – Rowland Heights, CA”

  1. Hi Keizo,Yikes. The menu intro as you said, got my hopes up slightly, but as I finished your review I knew this place failed. 😦 Very sad.You tried 2 Ramen + the Wonton Dumplings *and* Foo Foo Tei a few hours later?? I shall call you… KOBAYASHI from now on! Sugoi! (O_O) 🙂

  2. I showed the pic of the noodles to Murakami-san and he says that noodles made with American Flour tend to create black spots when the moisture isn’t correct. It’s not bad for you but it does give off an unusual smell. But yeah, I still think they have konnyaku mixed in.

  3. konnyaku…you mean like < HREF="" REL="nofollow">these noodles<>? Hmm…maybe I’ll put this a bit lower on my list…The dumplings look like “red oil” won tons < HREF="" REL="nofollow">红油抄手<>. Yeah, I like ’em too.

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