Rutsu18 - described in a recent LA times article as the hippest of the four ramen shops on a 2 mile stretch of main in alhambra, has closed somewhat unexpectedly and been replaced by a branch of kopan ramen which specializes in tonkotsu. pity - i thought that the $8 lunch special including ramen and a small don featuring spicy tuna or salmon or a poke was a great value, i’ll also miss the picked soy garlic cloves,
i suppose the pics are moot, but i was there about a month ago:
spicy tonkatsu ramen
the karage (sp?) chunks seemed large - because the thick batter wasn’t completely cooked through next to the chicken. meh.
spicy tuna don was surprisingly large for a “side”
spicy miso ramen.