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First Look: Monta Ramen

IMG_1637by Timothy Pham

Yet another ramen location has open up recently in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The latest rendition to come to our fair city is Monta Ramen that originated from Las Vegas, NV. Their newest location is located in Richardson, in the Promenade North center. The menu is made up of six different flavoring of ramen ranging from the normal tonkotsu and miso to a spicy tonkotsu and kuro ramen. While there I ordered takana fried rice, some takoyaki, and the kuro ramen.

The wait staff told me that the takana fried rice would be a little salty due to the fact that takana is a pickled mustard leaf. Personally, I thought it was delicious and with the right amount of saltiness. The rice was soft and fluffy with just enough bite, and it was complimented with enough chashu pork to make this a meal in itself if not an appetizer to share. The takoyaki, a snack made with octopus chunks and batter was crispy on the outside, spongy and piping hot on the inside was a delight to eat. It was a typical flavoring of takoyaki sauce and Japanese mayonnaise, which isn’t to say that it was if anything normal.  Continue reading

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