Shake Ramen, Los Angeles {food truck}

Shake Ramen Food Truck, Los Angeles
Ate Friday lunch from a food truck, the first time I’ve eaten from a food truck in a very long time, and now that I think about it, the first time I’ve eaten from a food truck maybe ever. Even when the Kogi Truck hit the streets as one of the very first gourmet food trucks way back when, I tried the tacos when they were being served in a bar, i.e. sitting at a table in a dining room.

Ramen isn’t the first food that comes to mind when I think of food trucks. Long unwieldy noodles, broth that can splash and spill, and having to use chopsticks just wouldn’t be easy standing on a sidewalk, or even sitting down on the edge of a curb. Shake Ramen gets around all these things by serving broth-less but flavorful ramen out of over-sized plastic boba cups. The ingredients are sealed inside the cups so that you can shake the ramen noodles, sauce, and additional ingredients together before peeling back the top and eating.

If you have a vague memory of McDonald’s McSalad Shakers, it’s basically the same thing.

Shake Ramen comes in either small or large size, with shio (salt), shoyu (soy sauce), or miso flavors, varying levels of both garlic and heat, and the usual topping suspects: ground beef, pork belly, fried tofu, boiled egg, and vegetables including corn. I liked mine: shio + extra garlic + extra spicy + double tofu + cabbage + green onions.

Shake Ramen
small: $5.95, large $7.75
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recent review on Eater LA {Aug 2015}

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