Saturday, April 19, 2014

San Francisco - Santa Ramen (San Mateo)

Stewed pork with pork flavor soup

Restaurant Name : Santa Ramen
Location : 1944 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403

Rating : 2 Marylicious Stars
Price Range : Around US$ 15 / person (2 course lunch without drinks)

SummaryFor a self-proclaimed ramen snob, while Santa Ramen is not the best I've ever had, I would re-visit this ramen place whenever I'm in town.

When I was living in the Bay Area between 2005 - 2008, Santa Ramen was one of the restaurants I frequented, because its old location was literally down the road from my apartment, and it was one of the most decent ramen joints in town.

Years later, during my most recent visit in April 2014, I had to pay a visit to Santa Ramen and reminisce about old times and savor the flavor I used to crave from time to time.

Fortunately, the flavor I used to crave is still the same (albeit a bit too salty now for my taste buds), and the stewed pork still tastes quite yummy, and not too fatty.

While Santa Ramen is not the best ramen I've ever had, it is consistent in quality and a good comfort food option that I will always visit when I am in town.  

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