Tag Archives: izakaya

Restaurant: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar – Chicken Wonton Ramen – United States

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

So it happened. A date night. These are pretty rare for us and a lot of fun! So we decided to give another ramen joint a try. Tonight, it’s Jinya Ramen Bar in Bellevue, Washington.

Jinya Ramen Bar – Chicken Wonton Ramen – United States

15600 NE 8th St. Suite O-11 Bellevue, Washington 98008 * Website

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

Here’s their menu for this location.

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

My wife Kit. She kicks ass – she’s always up to try something new!

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

The table accompaniments. Surprised that there wasn’t any togarashi to sprinkle.

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

We’ve tried the izakaya (appetizers) at all the ramen restaurants we’ve been to. This is their ‘Jinya Bun” – ‘steamed bun stuffed with slow-braised pork chashu, cucumber, and baby mixed greens served with JINYA’s original bun sauce and kewpie mayonnaise’

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

Here are their ‘Mini Tacos.’ ‘slow-braised pork chashu and kimchee in a crispy wonton taco shell’

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

Decided to try takoyaki this time – ‘battered octopus over egg tartar topped with kewpie mayonnaise, okonomiyaki sauce, fresh cut green onion and smoked bonito flakes’

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

For the main course, Kit opted for a rice bowl – she said it was pretty good.

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

Here’s what I ordered (click to enlarge), their Chicken Wonton Ramen (wantanmen). Their menu had this to say – ‘chicken broth: wonton, spinach, green onion » served with thin noodles.‘ The noodles were indeed thin. They married to the broth just perfectly. The broth was extremely good – very rich and gave me that same feeling as having noodles that had a runny egg yolk on them – pure bliss. The wonton were extremely good as well with nice texture and innards. Chicken flavor throughout. I can’t explain how absolutely fantastic this was and can say easily at this point that this bowl eclipses all other bowls of ramen I’ve sampled in the area, putting them to shame. A no-brainer 5.0 out of 5.0 stars.

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

A side-angle of the bowl (click to enlarge).

Restaurant Ramen: #3060: Jinya Ramen Bar - Chicken Wonton Ramen - United States

This greeted me at the bottom of the bowl and honestly I was sad to see it. It meant that my ramen was indeed gone and my short, tasty life at Jinya Ramen Bar had ended. Perhaps we shall return and try something else next time.

Beer Ramen In Canada – Wait, What – Really?

Beer Ramen In Canada

Wait… What? Yep. I saw an article on one of my news feeds mentioning this odd sounding concoction a week or so ago. Turns out it’s in Richmond, BC – a place we go all the time just over the Canadian border! So Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there – this beer ramen’s for you!

Beer Ramen – Yuu Japanese Tapas – Richmond, BC – Canada

Not going to do a full review today, but wanted to get this out there as soon as possible. I don’t know how long this will be an item at this new restaurant but definitely interesting! So you get your beer ramen – and no, it does NOT contain beer – that would just be wrong. This is more for visual effect. A bonito broth with nice chewy noodles and an egg-white top to simulate a heady foam. You get either vegetable tempura with it or for a buck more, their fried chicken. I will say that was some of the best pieces of boneless fried chicken I’ve had in a while – nice coating and crispness while very juicy. A small tray or garnish for ramen alongside fits well. But yeah beer ramen!?  Their menu is just awesome – lots of really amazing drinks, good looking ramen and noodle dishes and tapas. Here’s the info in case you want to hop the border or if you’re up there you’re wanting to check ’em out!

Yuu Japanese Tapas

Address: 3779 Sexsmith Rd #1118, Richmond, BC V6X 3Z9, Canada
Hours:
Sunday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Monday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Tuesday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Wednesday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Thursday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Friday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Saturday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Website: yuutapas.com

A big thanks to my wife Kit – she’s not one who likes to be on camera so she was a good sport and to my kids. Today is Father’s Day and I’m really stoked about my children. They’re really neat people – with their own distinct personality. They make me laugh all the time. I love my family very much and proud to be a dad.