Orochon Ramen — The Spiciest Ramen in LA..

Interesting stuff….  I’ve heard of the spiciest curries, both Japanese and Indian or maybe the hottest chilli contest but the spiciest ramen?  My best cuz in LA took me to this shop which was featured on Man vs Food, again coming from asia the portions are HUGE!  I chose the 3rd level spicy ramen in Shio broth while my two peeps chose the 4th level with miso broth.  The eggs weren’t properly cooked tho, it was hard boiled which is rare to see in Japanese ramen shops since they almost always featured onsen eggs or soft boiled eggs.  The shio broth was easy to eat i must say, not too thick while the miso was rather rich and salty.  I mixed the two soups together and found it perfect. The pork was cooked right, although i would prefer more Japanese scallions in my ramen.  The spiciness was more heat like peppery heat rather than the chilli heat us thais are used too.  I loved the experience hanging out with my cuz… It was great fun…  If you eat like an asian, well not american born asian, the portions are huge so sharing is fine.

Orochon Menu
Drinks Selection
Ambience & Hall of Fame

Servers are nice, but i think drinks are a bit pricy.  If you order drinks it comes in a can, i guess i’m used to those refillable teas, but the fun comfy shop makes up for it.  It was crowded when we ate, but the tables were nicely spaced apart.  Simply you weren’t too squished together.  There’s both indoor and outdoor seating, if i remember correctly about 20 people outside and maybe 30 people inside?

Calpico – Yogurty Soda…
Green Tea – Non Sweetened
A slight disappointment… Should be soft boiled or at least a really runny yolk…
Shio Ramen – 3rd Level Spicy
Miso Ramen – 4th Spiciness Level
Delicious Level —- Empty Bowls… Go Figure…

All in all, a great experience.  Go look at the walls, it’s funny!  The small sized people are the ones who win pretty often!!  If i ever fly back to USA i’d definitely go back and try the spiciest level.  Might bring my own soft boiled eggs tho…


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