Foo Foo Tei knocks Westside ramen joints Ramen Ya and Asahi Ramen out of the water, says Chandavkl. There’s a flavor combo for everyone–if you like it spicy, get the shin shin ramen, which you won’t find elsewhere. ipse dixit wishes it were possible to find menudo this spicy. Seafood ramen includes oysters, clams, mussels, scallops, and shrimp in a deeply flavored broth.
MPKen notes that the noodles are often overcooked, making the broth fairly starchy and too thick–try ordering them “firm.”
Side dishes are great too–fried squid leg with wasabi mayo, gint shiu mai, croquettes, gyoza, and tonkatsu are super tasty.
The Hacienda Heights location is the original, but hounds can’t agree on whether it or the MPK location is better. mejonlee says that after several comparisons, MPK consistently comes out ahead–but they don’t serve beer or sake.
Foo Foo Tei Noodle House [San Gabriel Valley]
750 S. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park
Foo-Foo Tei [Inland of LA]
15018 Clark Ave., Hacienda Heights