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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Kome Miso Cha-Shu Ramen @ Misoya Ramen









$22.00 (tax+tip+egg+spicy+soda)

This ramen joint, like most is tucked away in a little block of buildings that have seen better days and are conglomeration of various services and businesses.  While the outside is rather bland, the interior is quite nicely decorated, while there is ample seating, at noon the place is packed (not sure about dinner), so plan accordingly.

The ramen itself one of the better ramen I've had in the bay area, and while not as "spicy" as my favorite place in San Jose's Japan Town, Kumako Ramen , their mix of flavors all meld well and add to the overall flavor profile.  Its really hard to say if this is better, as it seems while similar they are quite different.  There are a few things that make this ramen better in my opinion.

The ramen I ordered was the Kome Miso Cha-Shu ramen which then I added a Miso Egg (+1.50), and Spicy Paste (+1.00) the red dollop in the middle of the pics, along with two potato wedges (aka thick cut french fries).  The Cha-Shu pork are the sliced medallions which you get three.  They are tender with a nice crisp outer crust and are delicious!  The last thing are the noodles, they're spiral but are thicker than typical ramen joints and are one of the things I liked about this dish.

Most of the ramen is around 10.00, my order was 12.50 + the addons, which you can really go to town with as they have a wide selection of addons which start at least 1.00 ea.  Price is the only detractor to this place.  Where other ramen joints typically give you some of the addons already included in the meal, e.g., the egg, spicy flavoring, etc.

When all is said and done, I highly recommend this place if you enjoy ramen, just make sure you get there early and bring enough cash/credit!
    1. Misoya 
    2. $$ · Ramen Restaurant
    3. Branch of a Japanese chain doles out custom preparations of regional ramens in a simple storefront
    4. Address: 3541 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051

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