Ippudo – Japanese Ramen at its best!

For many, the idea of a hot bowl of Ramen brings up nightmarish times of sleepless nights in college when cash flow was so low, one resorted to packs of 19 cent cardboard microwave ramen.  But, this could not be further from the experience you will have dining at Ippudo.  The steaming bowls of tonkatsu (pork) broth release a delicious, rich aroma that beckons you to bend in for a more saturated smell.

Each tonkatsu bowl contains, at a minimum, the decadent broth, a healthy portion of noodles, medallions of fat laced chashu pork, sesame kikurage mushrooms, menma (seasoned bamboo . . . → Read More: Ippudo – Japanese Ramen at its best!

In The Raw

Don’t let the name fool you, this is a Sushi place not a sex shop. Although, I did have to have a chuckle about it when invited to go here for the first time recently. Also don’t be fooled by the idea that sushi and Tulsa don’t mix. Despite the distance from any ocean, this sushi joint offers very fresh and thickly cut fish. Situated atop one of the few hills of mentionable size in Tulsa, In The Raw not only offers sushi and Japanese dishes, but also one of the best views in and of the city. It really . . . → Read More: In The Raw

Sushi Train

Living in close proximity to a handful of well respected sushi restaurants, one might wonder why a picky patron such as myself would venture down south to try an establishment that named itself after a questionable, automated fish delivery system.  Much to my child side’s dismay, the train that meanders around the sushi bar no longer carries behind it a pay load of fish varieties.   

note the jars in theh background filled with tiny hand folded paper cranes!

But it is really all the better, as this method of raw fish delivery also carries with it an inherent . . . → Read More: Sushi Train