Give me a big bowl of noodles and I am happy. So when Jinya Ramen Bar invited me to visit their Fairfax location, I was ecstatic. The menu has over ten different varieties of ramen plus some small plates and snacks that sounded delicious. The Fairfax location is in the Mosaic District which has plenty of great stores so my girlfriend and I headed over for a day of ramen bowls and shopping.
We started our meal with an order of Chilled Sake. This rice wine is one of my favorite accompaniments for a bowl of ramen.
We also split an order of the Salmon Poke Tacos. The wonton shell was super crispy – just how it should be. And the salmon poke inside was so fresh. I’m definitely trying the rest of their mini tacos on my next visit.
The real reason we came to Jinya was for the ramen and we each ordered a bowl. My girlfriend tried the Spicy Umami Miso Ramen on our waitresses recommendation. The pork broth was filled with ground pork, bean sprouts, bok choy, chili oil, and thick noodles. Man this was a good bowl of soup. It was spicy, and noodle-y, and filling. It also tasted super delicious the following day as leftovers.
I ordered the ramen special, the Kara-Men. The chicken broth was filled with ground pork, bean sprouts, green onions, onions, cilantro, chili paste, poached egg, and thin noodles. Of course I added a chicken dumpling to give this a little extra something. This ramen was next level – seriously probably one of the best I’ve ever had.
We finished our meal with Triple Berry White Chocolate BlockPops because after all of that heat, we needed something refreshing.
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While this meal was paid for by Jinya Ramen Bar, all views stated here are my own.