Ramen Dojo – San Mateo

Even though I’d just stuffed myself with ramen a few days earlier, that wasn’t going to keep me from eating some more. This time, I was outside of the city, at Ramen Dojo, in San Mateo. This place is great because the menu is so small. You get ramen. That’s pretty much it. And they all come with pretty much the same thing. You can pick from between a few broths, and you can get extra toppings if you want. You can also pick the spiciness of your broth. But otherwise, ramen is what you get, and you get it with what they give everybody. I like the ease of this place.
All of the ramen come with roasted pork, fried whole garlic, kikurage mushrooms, chives, a little quail egg, chicken gravy, ground chicken, shiitake mushrooms, chopped ginger, dried shrimp, sesame chili oil, and shredded red pepper. A got the soybean broth, skipped the chives, and got extra mushrooms. This is good stuff. The whole red leaf lettuce thing is weird though.
I got the soy sauce broth and added kimchi. Yo, this was amazing. And there was tons of food. The bowls look deceptively small, but there’s quite a lot of food in this. I could have eaten this all day. I could have done without the chives and the shredded red pepper though, as they didn’t do anything for me. I found the red pepper rather annoying and stringy. The quail egg also wasn’t that fantastic. I would have preferred a simple hard-boiled chicken egg instead. But the noodles were fantastic, so was the broth, and whoever supplies them with their kimchi deserves a medal. This is quality stuff. Oh Ramen Dojo, why can’t you be near my house?
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Ramen Dojo – San Mateo
  1. Kate Stulpin says:

    Wow, that looks delicious! I never knew there were so many things that someone could do with Ramen. I wish the restaurant were closer.

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