Friday, August 13, 2010

Ramen California

Ramen California
24231 Crenshaw Blvd
Ste C

If you're expecting real ramen at Ramen California, you're going to be disappointed. This is a ramen fusion restaurant. They use organic, whenever they can. I'm not much of a ramen fan, matter of fact, this is the first review of a ramen restaurant on The New Diner.

Shrimp wonton, $8.50, regular size, with chicken broth and green onions. Regular size is 20oz, which was more than enough.

This was in interesting combination. First the broth; very bland, with not much flavor, needed more time or less water. The shrimp wonton, had baby shrimp and pork inside. I have never seen shrimp wontons filled with pork. Weird. They were ok but when I pay for shrimp, I want bigger shrimp, not shrimp, with pork used as a filler. The wonton wrappers were a bit thick, chewy, and tough. Yes, they need to hold up in the broth but I thought they were a bit too thick.

Service was friendly but a bit lacking. The young lady was nice and friendly. But a table that was seated about ten minutes after us, had their order taken before we did. Our drinks were not refilled. Nobody came by and asked how everything was.

I would not go back to Ramen California again. The prices are good, the portions are good. But the broth is too bland and there wasn't enough shrimp.