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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Kahoo Restaurant (West San Jose)

We were in the neighborhood so we decided to stop in at Tokushima do Henkotsu for some of their delicious ramen and fried rice. But when we got there, we found that the shop had changed! Apparently the old guy had retired, and there was a newer, "hipper" ramen shop in the same place. We thought we'd stay and test it out. ("You never know unless you try.") The menu isn't very extensive, nor expensive. The waitress said her favorite was the miso ramen with vegetables. I got that while Annie ordered the shoyu ramen with vegetables.

My miso ramen. It's a pretty substantial bowl of food. The veggies include green onions, chives, cabbage, carrots, onions, and bean sprouts. There's also thin slices of pork mixed in. I think they use a red miso base with a slight chili pepper bite at the back end.

Annie's shoyu ramen. The pork-based broth is not very clear, and there's lots of little pieces of fat floating round in it (not that bad, actually). Noodles were pretty standard and nothing to shout about.

We also got a side dish of rice with some "bbq pork" on top. It's more like braised or boiled pork than grilled or roasted. But it was very tender pork and quite tasty.

Esther enjoyed her share of dinner to the last drop. Overall I'd say it wasn't the worst ramen I've had. I like that they put so much veggies in there. The price was reasonable as well. But, we will certainly miss Henkotsu. Now all I can do is look at old pics and dream.


1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Try Kumako ramen in Japan town. Much better than Halo.

But of course for the best ramen in the bay area, you have to drive up to San Mateo. you can aim me for the name of it (xoraclez).