It’s been a while since I’ve eaten at Yakyudori Ramen & Yakitori and I’ve been wanting to revisit. We went for lunch recently and found they even serve a lunch special menu. Yay for lunch specials!
I’ve never had this type of ramen before so I thought I’d try it out. I couldn’t find much on the internet other than that it usually uses a lot of Chinese ingredients and is sometimes called “Taiwan style ramen.” The chives and ground meat did remind me of Chinese food. The soup base is quite light and was a little bit spicy. What I didn’t like was that the hot pepper oil separated from the broth and kept hitting my throat when I drank it. The noodles were cooked al dente which I liked.
DH opted for Tonkotsu ramen. Like Ramen Yamadaya, they use the thinner white noodles which is specific to Hakata-style Tonkotsu ramen. However the noodles were overcooked and quite soft. The broth was also very salty and not as creamy as the Ramen Yamadaya version.
Even though we didn’t particularly like these two bowls, we still like this place overall. Next time I would just stick to our regular favorites rather than venturing into new ones. The bad thing about coming for lunch though is that they don’t serve yakitori. You can read my previous visit here which also has links to older posts and posts from other bloggers.
Yakyudori Ramen & Yakitori
4898 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111