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maruichi, mountain view, ca

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There are two well known ramen houses in downtown MV – Ryowa and Maruichi. I’ve had both but prefer Maruichi. I tried Ryowa once but didn’t like it.

Maruichi’s noodles are great, flavorful and just slightly chewy. If you go during the day you can sometimes see the chef guy pounding out the noodles in the front. This time around he was putting them through a machine. Maybe they’ve abandoned their handmade roots to embrace technology? I’m not hating though because it was still good.

This time around was a post-work dinner run to the MV location per Wu’s I’m-back-in-the-Bay parade of eats. After picking at the complimentary kimchi (which was super spicy!). I got the special Kuro ramen that is flavored with burnt garlic. Sounds weird, tastes delicious.

Sadly, I had mixed it all up before taking a picture. It’s served with a slice of pork, half a hard boiled egg, a pile of bean sprouts, and garnished with green onions and seaweed. The serving is very generous and I can never finish it. Regardless, I always order a side of negitoro donburi. A lil’ bowl of fatty tuna on rice with green onions, seaweed, and ginger. There’s wasabi too, but I take that out. I’ve never seen this on another Japanese menu. It’s a shame though because I kind of love it.

For your convenience, there is another Maruichi location… where else but at the Ranch 99 shopping center in Milpitas.

Maruichi: 368 Castro Street Mountain View, CA 94041 and 530 Barber Lane Milpitas, CA 95035


Written by joann

September 23, 2007 at 11:06 pm

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  1. nice,…..you are #5 when you search maruichi


    October 25, 2007 at 6:33 pm

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