8450 E. Valley Blvd. #103
Rosemead, CA 91770
After going a few days without ramen since last week’s ramen intoxication tour, I woke up this morning from an intense spiritual dream, yearning for that metaphysical noodle. And then I had to go to work. Yes it’s true, I finally found some “paying” contract work to do other than drive around aimlessly in search of ramen-ya’s. Unfortunately, it’s still in the mortgage industry so I could be back to my ramen ways in a couple of weeks…
Anyhow, since I got a chance to visit Daikokuya last week and finally form my own opinion about the Shinsengumi versus Daikokuya battle, I decided to head out to the new SSG in Rosemead with hopes of proving myself wrong.
The Rosemead Shinsengumi is definitely louder and more vibrant than the others. Perhaps it’s because they just opened and are still eager to instill the ramen enthusiasm in their newfound customers. The ramen on the other hand could use some work. I was extremely disappointed with its flavor and its failure to satisfy in comparison to the other branches. If this is what they give me to work with, Daikokuya wins hands down! No comparison!
I honestly recommend visiting Shinsengumi, but I’m not so sure about the Rosemead location. You might have to give it a couple more months to get it right. And if you can’t wait that long, luckily you can visit the Fountain Valley or Gardena locations today. You won’t be disappointed.
I almost forgot. The SSG Summer Charity Event is Sunday, August 26th in Gardena! All the money raised on the date of the event is donated to the Foundation of Kagoshima (Japan), and the Japanese Education Resource (Torrance, CA). Let’s Go! I’ll see you there!