Ramen & Rice
807 Howe Ave.
I came here with some friends after a long day filled with wall-climbing, rope-walking and tons of other fun at Peak Adventures on Sacramento State Campus. This restaurant has been on my radar because it’s a ramen place near where I live. A few of my friends got the dolsot bibimbap which is a hot stone bowl that sizzles rice which is topped with a combination of Korean vegetables and their choice of meat. The crunchy rice at the bottom is my favorite part of this dish. I noticed my friends kept adding hot sauce to their dishes. I asked them how it was, and they both said it was bland.
Another friend got the bulgogi rice bowl which he inhaled. Bulgogi is one of those Korean recipes handed down from generation to generation. I’ve noticed that almost every Korean household has their own version of this recipe. Also, no one has an exact recipe. I’ve noticed that most Korean women don’t really measure any ingredients, they just throw stuff in. And everybody believes that their mom’s recipe is the best. For me, it’s all about the quality of the meat. The fresher the meat, the better it tastes.
I was having a hard time selecting one type of ramen to eat, and since this was a Korean restaurant, I decided to go with the jambbong dish. It’s a seafood noodle dish in a spicy broth. I missed having Joe with me, he usually eats everything I don’t. The noodles were cooked well, and the spicy broth was pretty hot! I started sweating into my bowl which is not sexy. I wish that there had been more shrimp in my bowl but aside from that, it was a decent bowl of noodles.