As I mentioned, after The Original Soup Man, I still had plans to eat lunch with TC… at Totto Ramen. This place has been hyped up for ages and ages, and the line is always super long. Even at 3pm on a Friday, we waited a good 20-30 minutes (while I ate my soup, haha!) before we were led inside the tiny space to a table.
TC ordered extra spicy ramen – which comes with the hot chili oil on the side for you to add as you like.
He added the entire thing and proceeded to devour it. He said the chili oil was super flavorful – not just hot – and I might have tried some but I was busy with my own bowl.
I ordered the chicken ramen with pork slices. The broth was, interestingly, very creamy, so creamy that I can’t imagine they didn’t use a lot of chickens for very little water to make that broth. It was very salty – not in a bad way, really, though I drank a LOT of water – and I liked it.
The best part of the bowl, though, was the noodles. Super fresh, super springy and chewy, I loved these. I would have eaten all of them but my stomach was still pretty tiny from months of not eating much, so I wound up ‘sharing’ them with TC. Haha. But the noodles were really good, and I enjoyed what I could eat very much!
Yvo says: While I enjoyed my bowl of noodles very much, I thought this didn’t live up to the hype. Maybe I just heard so much about it? I mean, it’s really good, but amazeballs? Worth a 30 minute or more wait? No on both counts. If there’s a line, I’ll just go elsewhere. If there’s no line or a very short wait, then yeah I guess I’d go back. (Note that I also don’t really believe on waiting on lines for things.)
recommended, if there’s no line