Summing up L.A.'s latest ramen obsessions with a typically critical wave of dismissal, Sino Soul writes, "Tsujita’s ramen broth stinks of anchovies, Yamada-ya smells of pork, Fujin’s disperses distinct chicken aroma." The blogger finds himself with a more nuanced bowl of noodles at Gardena's new Jidaiya, whereas the tonkotsu is cooked for ten hours with purified water and the spicy karamiso ramen is labeled "the ultimate 'umami' powerhouse." While we have a feeling the thrifty blogger is most aroused by the $7.00 per bowl price of the ramen, he leaves with the confidence that "Jidaiya...[has] no equal in L.A. in terms of producing unctuous weapons of pork." [SinoSoul]
Jidaiya, 18537 S.Western Ave. Gardena. 310-532-0999.