Yakyudori Ramen and Yakitori
4898 Convoy St, Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92111
The place is pretty small, and the menu is limited to ramen right now as they wait for their liquor license. There are 6 ramen options, as well as some appetizers. With four of us dining, we were able to try out most of the ramen broths.
Baby Bro ordered the miso ramen. I sampled all the ramens we ordered, and this one was my favorite. The broth was different from any that I have ever tasted. It doesn't taste like the miso soup paste I'm accustomed to. It was a pretty red, and it was more complex in flavors than the other broths, which allows you to continue to enjoy the broth and not tire of it. I can't really describe the flavors well, though the aftertaste was similar to korean soybean stew flavor.
I ordered the Shio Ramen. The broth was very simple, but sometimes simple is best. I enjoyed it, though I did feel it was bit too salty by the end of my meal. I loved how the noodles weren't overcooked so that they retained the al dente texture. The Chasu meat was soft and tender.
Boyfriend ordered the Chasu ramen. At $9, I thought this was a bit too pricey. It is the same as the Shoyu ramen, except that it has a couple extra pieces of pork. This was my second favorite broth. The broth had a strong Chasu flavor to it.
Little Brother ordered the Nagaya ramen. He was warned that it was spicy, but I was still surprised on how spicy it was. It reminded me a lot of the ma-la spicy chinese soup broths.
Finally, we ordered the takoyaki.
Neither Boyfriend or I really liked the takoyaki that much. The inside paste was not nearly as flavorful as the takoyaki we recently had in Little Tokyo.