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Tsukemen @ Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle

Category : Los Angeles (or in the vicinity), Tsukemen

“cream in pants” non-photoshopped photo. Pork belly & noodles

Above noodle’s inextricable other half. zuh broth

Pork w/noodles and tsukemen broth united in holy matrimony

An alternative order of tsukemen, without the overload of pork. Maybe a smarter choice.

(close up) An alternative order of tsukemen, without the overload of pork. Maybe a smarter choice.

I’m about to go to sleep (2:00 AM) when I come across what I consider is the best non-photoshopped photo i’ve ever taken of pork… an image so titillating, that I would have creamed in my pants if I were a guy.  Therefore, I must post this now.

Nothing can excite me more than an influx of ramen houses. Why?  Because competition = survival of the fittest = better food.

This obviously isn’t your typical ramen.  In fact, it’s not ramen at all, it’s dissected ramen, called tsukemen– dip your noodles into broth.  The end result is pretty much the same; by that i meant yummy-in-your-tummy good.

Tsujita’s tsukemen is my oh my.  I’m willing to awake at the ungodly hour of 10 AM, to get to this restaurant by 10:45AM, 15 minutes before they open!  I really can’t explain the taste.  Partially because I’m delirious and ready for bed and simultaneously hungry now.  I love them eggs too. I love how the restaurant selects the dark yolk variety, which is typical in Tokyo.  The pork belly is how pork belly should be. Fat and ripe for the cutting.

The ONLY thing that may throw you off is the occasional, or frequent “luke-hot warm” broth.  I’m one who loves piping hot broth, but this one is relatively warm to me.  For someone who’s super particular about the temperature of her broth, the dish must release orgasms in the mouth in order to make this exception.  And that’s precisely what it does.

However, I’m sure it’s meant to be kept at that temperature probably for some super scientific Japanese reason.

Order:

Company: Tsujita LA Artisan Noodle
Address: 2057 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 231-7373
Hours:
Mon-Sun 11 am – 2 pm (sadly, tsukemen served only during lunch-time)
Mon-Sun 6 pm – 12 am

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