Today’s lunch was at Ichimiann (the Cravens Ave location in Torrance). I had my heart set on the ume shiso soba and it did not disappoint. Tangy and herbal. So refreshing. The chew of their house made soba was wonderful. I enjoyed a simple side of salmon roe over grated radish (ikura oroshi) and shared an order of tempura mochi. While I loved the contrast of chewy and fried textures, the tempura batter was not very crisp. The tempura pepper I snagged off my brother’s plate also lacked a crisp batter. I’d still order the tempura mochi again…I’m a mochi ball fanatic Nice refreshing iced barley tea on tap. I’m so happy my family tried this restaurant. Friendly staff and relaxing space. Budget friendly prices, but cash only.
Ume shiso (cold)
My mom’s yuzu oroshi (cold)
My brother diving into the grilled mackerel. Also pictured, oyako rice (small…just $5!) and assorted tempura.
Bonus: ranch dressing avalanche at Round Table Pizza yesterday