Ramen cannot be resisted while visiting LA. Alex and I stayed in Koreatown airbnb. While we were there the second night we decided to hit up Slurpin' Ramen Bar for some delicious food. Slurpin' Ramen is a pretty new modern Japanese ramen restaurant. It happened to be across the street from our airbnb! The atmosphere had such a modern feel and we were kindly seated by a waiter as we walked in.
I titled this post "Tsuke Bae" because our waiter was so gorgeous, and I wasn't the only one who thought so! After the waiter had taken our order, my love slowly whispered to me, "I think he's pretty good looking" and I responded, "That's what I had thought as well, but didn't want to say anything". Okay, we both may sound a little creepy, but Tsuke Bae had the softest voice and the cutest face. He was probably around the same age as us, but of course that's not something we should ask. We also knew his name, but I'm just going to keep that bit a secret. We gave him the nickname, Tsuke Bae, because my man had ordered Tsukemen which is a modern Japanese dip ramen. The name was just fitting.
Okay, on with our food...I ordered a Tonkotsu, I believe, with an extra egg. I always get an extra egg because it's the best part to ramen especially if it's boiled perfectly. I like my egg to be soft-medium boiled, but it's a hit or miss to get the perfect egg. The Cha-shu in my ramen falls apart so nicely in my mouth and all of the ingredients in the ramen together makes it the perfect ramen! It's seriously the best I've had so far! The cha-shu was so good that my man proceeded to ask one of the waiters how they made it! The ramen noodles themselves can be a little bit more chewy, but I cannot compare the flavor of this to any other ramen I've had in the past. I really like Daikokuya's ramen noodles since they are a bit more chewy, but the flavors are more traditional compared to these flavors that are more light and fresh. It was all so good that we were stacking our spoons with noodle and everything else. We also ordered takoyaki and sausages which were amazing as well. The takoyaki was the best I've ever had and they are quite large too.
I want to say more about my man's Tsukemen, but I didn't eat a while lot of it. It was similar to my ramen except that his broth was a bit different and that he dipped everything instead of already having it in broth. That actually means that his portion was significantly larger than mine! If you make a visit to LA's Koreatown then defnitely go to Slurpin Ramen!
We nearly spent 2 hours in there talking, taking photos, videos, and eating. This place has such a chill atmosphere to come with friends and it isn't overly loud either. We were spending so much time there that by the end of it, Alex's Tsukemen was getting cold! To let you know, the cha-shu pulled apart so nicely even though it was cold! How amazing!
10 yummy points for this place out of 10! Go there and it will be self-explanatory why I gave the place a 10/10!