17550 Colima Road, Suite C
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Biggest Menu Review
I know what you’re thinking. How could I go eat at another ramen-ya in the midst of the Foo-Foo Challenge, right? Well…I’m not so sure myself, but crazy or stupid might describe it. 🙂
Okay, this will be quick since I have to go resume the challenge in a couple hours. But before I say anything further, please read the pic below…
Shouji Fukuoka? I’ve never heard of him and I don’t think Google has either. Hmm…maybe it’s supposed to be Mr. Shouji from Fukuoka…whatever. Rockstar Noodle Bar is perfect for the rock star in you…hahaha. Wait a minute! Rockstar Noodle + Food Critic = Rock Star of Ramen???? Hey rameniac, are you Mr. Shouji??
O.E.C. Ramen: I asked the waitress what O.E.C. meant, but all she said was “chashu, pork.” So in my failed attempt to understand the acronym, I ordered it anyway. And as she repeated our order in her Chinese accent, saying “O. E. Shee Ramen,” it hit me! Could O.E.C. mean Oishii Ramen?…hahahahaha. Sorry, got a little carried away there. Anyway, this ramen was a tonkotsu based soup that wasn’t very “unique”, as described, but at least it was better than expected. And I wasn’t expecting much. The toppings (chashu, menma, egg, seaweed, and negi) were just okay. The chashu had a good salty flavor to them, but I can’t say much else about the rest.
The noodles on the other hand were…horrible. I don’t even think these are ramen noodles. Their slimy, slippery feel tasted like a mixture of konnyaku. Whatever they were, they didn’t match the soup and that’s a big no-no.
Tenderous Ribs Ramen: The tenderous ribs ramen used a shoyu base instead. From the couple sips I had, it tasted okay, but I’ll need more then a couple sips to accurately gauge it. And seeing that I may not ever make it back to Rockstar, I’ll let the yelpers take care of it.