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We Love Tanoshii’s Updated Menu

Tokyo seafood ramenby Steven Doyle

Dallas’ first ramen restaurant, Tanoshii Ramen + Bar, located in historic Deep Ellum, has significantly changed its menus.  The new lunch, dinner and late-night menus have launched and are fully in place this week.

Co-owner Chi Le says, “ We have grown a lot since we first opened, and now that we have more experience under our belt, we developed dishes that are more creative and elevated while still preserving classic Japanese ramen culture.  Joey and I, along with our staff, will continue to evolve and push ourselves to be better.”     Continue reading

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Chef Justin Holt Back At Lucia

holtby Steven Doyle

We had heard that Justin Holt was making a move from Driftwood back to his old stomping ground in Bishop Arts, Lucia. Today we received word that this was indeed a fact. Check out the message below. We can’t seem to get enough of this talented chef. Definitely on the “chef to watch” list.    Continue reading

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Justin Holt Leaves Driftwood, Final Bowl of Ramen Served – For Now

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We all love secret things. Just about every fast food menu has a secret sibling you can order from if you know the secret handshake. At one of the best seafood restaurants in Dallas there was a secret menu item if you knew how to go about ordering. Driftwood featured a bowl of ramen on certain days, and only at the bar. But don’t fret, the ramen has left the building. This was the special ramen made famous by local sous chef Justin Holt.

You recall the clandestine ramen nights at various Oak Cliff bars. Those nights went away when Holt took a position at Driftwood, and he began serving the soup as a special. The only problem is Holt’s last evening at Driftwood was Saturday, and I ordered the final bowl.   Continue reading

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Sapporo Has Closed For Business

kang 165by Steven Doyle

Sapporo Ramen and Sushi in Richardson’s Little China Town on Greenville Avenue has shuttered. In its place is a similar concept with some new items. Look for Oldero (they spelled it out for me on the phone) in its place. The new management say that they will still serve ramen, sushi and other similar items, but have expanded the menu a bit.

No word from super star sushi chef Sean Kang who gave the little restaurant much of its personality. Sean, answer your phone.

 

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Ramen Pop Up With A Side Of Cocktail Throw Down

ramen2by Steven Doyle

Monday, December 23, 2013,  Máté Hartai, Omar Yeefoon and Justin Holt will offer a true Japanese experience of craftsmanship. The three work to perfect the perfect serve of Whisky and Ramen. The whisky’s that will be served are Nikka whisky and Suntory Yamazaki. Justin Holt has been perfecting his spin on Tonkotsu style ramen which uses a pork and chicken bone broth and alkaline noodles.

This fantastic event will be held at The Libertine and starts at 7pm until midnight. You will not want to miss this one. Call 214.824.7900 for more information. Epic.

 

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Tanoshii Ramen + Bar Opens For Lunch Dec 10, 2013

tanoshii1by Steven Doyle

Dallas has joined the ramen craze by storm. In the past weeks we have noticed more shops either opening or announcing that they will open. This is a good thing. One of our favorite ramen restaurants in Deep Ellum is Tanoshii Ramen + Bar. You may recall this as our first encounter, and was elated with the visit. One of our favorite items was the appetizer-sized banh xeo. Banh Xeo is a sizzling crepe made from rice batter and stuffed with pork, shrimp and veggies. The name banh xeo means ‘sizzling cake’ from the sound it makes as it is being grilled.  I could eat a barrel of these at one sitting.     Continue reading

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