Google+ Two-Wheeled Tourist: July 2014


Quick Bites: Ramen Yamadaya (Torrance, CA)

Los Angeles is littered with ramen shops. This one is becoming a favorite with their flavorful take on this aspect of Japanese cuisine.

Ramen Yamadaya is a restaurant chain with several locations in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and San Diego. Their claim to fame is that their tonkotsu (pork) broth is cooked 20 hours to achieve flavorful perfection. But that's not all they serve - their other side dishes including their chashu bowl (first photo below) definitely showcase their attention to detail. If you're looking for a good, filling meal sub $20, this is the place to go.

The following photos were taken at the Torrance location (3118 W.182nd St. Torrance, CA 90504). I've also eaten at the Culver City location (11172 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232) and that place is just as good. Enjoy the photos, and get yourself down there!

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While I was out...

It's been a few nutty weeks, but I'm checking in to let you all know that I'm still alive. I'm currently working on a few video projects and photography gigs as an independent contractor as well as running around delivering goods on my motorcycle. In other words, I'm hustling for the dough with an unenviable, erratic schedule that I can barely keep up with. On a bright note, bills are being paid and some money is being squirreled away for the rainy days that I hope don't happen any time soon.

Just for kicks, here is some of the work I've been doing. It involves a children's performing arts camp here in the Los Angeles region. For being a summer gig, it's quite entertaining, and sometimes I think I'm having a little too much fun with the material that I'm capturing. Gotta do something with my abilities until the right opportunity comes around...