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new ramen place in Santa Clara called Orenchi

Yes. Orenchi's tonkotsu is lighter than Santouka but not very lighter, slightly lighter.

Jan 19, 2010
hkoide in San Francisco Bay Area

new ramen place in Santa Clara called Orenchi

Hi Humbucker,
Thanks for introducing my blog page here. : )
Orenchi (means "My house" in Japanese) opened last Friday. The owner of Orenchi Ramen is also running Yakitori Restaurant, Sumika in Los Altos. The main chef of Orenchi Ramen is Maru who is also a main chef of Sumika (I'm not sure if Maru works in both restaurants alternatively or not).

This is Sumika's web site.

Currently, Orenchi ramen serves three tastes of ramen , Shio (salt), Shoyu (soy sauce) and Tonkotsu(pork bone broth), a few appetizers(fried chiken, salad ..etc), a bowl of rice with toppings. They serve beer, soju and sake also. They don't have a lots of menus yet but I hope they will serve more foods sooner.
Their food is very high level. Last Saturday, I went to Orenchi and had some appetizers and Tonkotsu Ramen. Everything is awesome. Especially, their ramen is very good. I think it's one of the best in the bay area (I have tasted almost all the ramen restaurants in the bay area from SF to SJ). Tonkotsu ramen had following topiings: Boiled egg (this is very soft and tasty), thin sliced Char siu(it melts in my mouth), bamboo shoot, kikurage(kind of mushroom), green onion...etc
Usually, Ramen soup is very oily and salty. So, I don't drink it. But Orenchi's soup is not so oily and salty. I could make the ramen bowl empty.

Orenchi opens dinner time only, between Tue and Sun (Monday is off).

Orenchi Ramen
3540 Homestead Rd.
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Jan 18, 2010
hkoide in San Francisco Bay Area