Shalala Japanese Ramen
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- Shalala Japanese RamenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Mar 28, 2013
What to Get Here: Spicy Miso Ramen (S: 8.50, M: 9.50 L: 10.50) *S is the size of a typical bowl of ramen at other ramen houses.
The ramen arrived with sesame seeds, 3 pieces of chashu, corn, seaweed, and was topped with the customary green onions. The broth was hearty, thick, flavorful, and surprisingly sweet (perhaps a tad too much). The noodle itself was similar to that at Orenchi's - thicker, shorter, and more chewy than the noodle at Ryowu and Maru Ichi in Mountain View. Spicy chive and garlic condiments are readily available at each table.
- Shalala Japanese RamenJan 11, 2013
Meh. I got the Spicy Miso Ramen w/ soft-boiled egg.
The broth was horrible. Probably one of the worst ramen broths I've ever tasted in my life. It was WAY too oily and the flavor of the broth didn't taste natural at all -- it all just tasted like a bunch of oils and sauces were dumped in. Good ramen broth should taste like it was simmered for hours with pork bone, or at the very least taste somewhat natural. Man, I can't get over how bad this broth is.
On the plus side, however, the egg was perfectly soft-boiled. I love biting into an egg and having wonderfully-runny yellow-orange yolk seep out. The chashu pork slices in the ramen were also very tender, which was awesome. The ramen noodles were a bit more undercooked than the al dente that it should be, but it wasn't too bad.
But man, the BROTH. I can't stop thinking about how disgusting this broth was. This is not what ramen should taste like... ever.
- Shalala Japanese RamenMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersJan 05, 2013
One of the ramen options in the Castro St. area, there was a wait to get a table even at 9pm. We got there around 8 and waited about 25 min to be seated. I had the Shio Ramen, which was overall pretty good. The broth had good flavor, but the noodles were just a bit too chewy for my taste -- as they sat in the hot broth, the noodles became the perfect amount of doneness, but initially they were definitely a little too al dente.
- Shalala Japanese RamenFirst to ReviewJan 05, 2013
Hip ramen shop just off Castro. The place was packed the entire time we were here. The staff turns over tables very quickly but it's a small space. I had the spicy miso ramen. Lots of flavor but the broth was a bit too heavy for me. We had gyoza as an appetizer. One side was extra crispy. Very tasty.Recommended for:Trendsters