Ronnie's Awesome List presents a guest article by Amy Kimoto-Kahn, author of "Simply Ramen", a compilation of 70 traditional and non-traditional ramen recipes for the noodle lover, which is now available for pre-sale at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indie Bound.
Want to try ramen created by the masters? Here’s a list of my five favorite Ramenya’s to go to in the Bay Area.
Ramen Dojo, (650) 401-6568
Probably my favorite in the Bay Area. Expect lines. Specializes in spicier ramen but it is not overbearing. Tonkotsu Ramen is what I would order but they are all great.
805 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401
Ramen Shop, (510) 788-6370
Veggie Shoyu Meyer Lemon Ramen was the best of what I’ve had. Pickle Plate was also very good.
Located: 5812 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Orenchi, (408) 246-2955
One of the best places in the Bay Area. Also expect lines.
3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Waraku, (415) 292-3388
Great for more than just ramen. Excellent karaage and potstickers.
1638 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Mensho, (415) 800-8345
This is the best ramen in the Bay Area. It just opened February 6th this year to amazing great reviews. Master Tomoharusan is a friend of mine and owns many ramenya’s in Japan. I’ve eaten his ramen in Tokyo and I know that this place will be the new go-to for ramen enthusiasts. I’d get there soon before he earns a Michelin star.
676 Geary St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Amy Kimoto-Kahn just published her first book, Simply Ramen, A Complete Course in Preparing Ramen Meals at Home now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Indie Bound. Amy lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is Yonsei or fourth-generation Japanese-American and a mom of three. She is a graduate of the Miyajima Ramen School in Osaka, Japan and has taught a popular series of Asian-inspired cooking classes for Williams-Sonoma. She shares her Japanese-American homestyle, kids-will-like-it-too recipes on her blog, EASY PEASY JAPANESEY. When she is not cooking, she runs a mom-focused marketing firm, Fat Duck Consulting that she founded in 2008.