Men-Bei Ramen, Santa Clara

Went here a few times, based on a trusted foodie's recommendation.   A decorative, miniature ramen stand on their countertop. Before there were food trucks.   The Men-Bei Ramen.   Curry Ramen.   Got the Umani Miso Ramen. Not sure what umani meant, but I think it is a misspelling of umami.    The Men-Bei … Continue reading Men-Bei Ramen, Santa Clara

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Ramen Yamadaya, San Jose

After realizing Ramen Yamadaya was a chain, I wanted to try another branch!   Though I went right when it opened, it was pretty empty by the time I was done eating. Different than the SF branch.   Also tried different food than the unknown SF ramens.   Since discovering tsukemen style ramen in Japan, … Continue reading Ramen Yamadaya, San Jose

Tanto, Sunnyvale

A local favorite.  Everything I've tried I would get again!  I recommend making reservations with a group so that you can try most dishes.   From the street, Tanto looks rather unassuming.   Always tempted to get the sashimi salad.  Generous amounts of sashimi, with just the right amount of dressing and greens.  This is probably as … Continue reading Tanto, Sunnyvale