In search of the perfect Ramen, I went to (Little) Osaka via the Catmobile Express... This is a popular Japanese chain in SoCal, Santouka, or Fire Head Mountain (see the three Chinese characters on the banner?). Hm, we Chinese should charge the Japanese for intellectual property infringement! In the form of free ramen for life :-)
I had been craving the Shoi or Salt ramen ever since having a perfect bowl at its Torrance branch. But alas, this one was somewhat disappointing -- the broth was thick and yummy, but what is this layer of grease doing floating on top? Huh? Totally ruined the ramen.
Diners chowing down the ramen -- slurp slurp slurp.