Bekko Spicy at Rakkan Ramen in Little Tokyo DTLA

This is my second visit here. The first time I had to get their number 1 seller (check out my previous review).  I knew I would come back and try the miso.   After all, I’m a miso guy at heart. I love the unique flavor of concentrated miso paste.  It really hit the spot on this visit.  For two reasons. 1) this place has HIGH quality product and 2) it was a uniquely cold and windy day in LA.


Rakkan is setting itself apart from the pack in the US because they are they are starting their broth with olive oil. Most places in the US are serving up tonkostu broths because pork, in general, is super popular in here. Vegetable broth doesn’t appeal to the typical american.

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Located @ 359 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA


Tabelog is the go to spot for Ramen reviews in Japan. So getting awards from them means something.  They have an english site here.

Even the folks on yelp agree with me.

Close up of their menu.

I want to try this cold ramen. I’ll wait till the summer though. I wanted something HOT.

Quality ingredients on display.

The crispy fried chicken is great as well. And they offer several serving sizes to choose from. Comes with a lemon wedge, mayo, and greens.

Just look. Doesn’t that look GOOD!? YES PLEASE, I’LL HAVE SOME. I’ve been thinking of this for hours.

For me, I think this is the new benchmark in spicy miso ramen in the States. It’s so rich, creamy, smooth, and spicy.

The pork melted in my mouth. OH YES!

Hitting you with those thin noodles. I wonder what this would be like if they made it with thick noodles?

Never leave broth behind. That’s one of my sayings…

This is an interesting piece of artwork. I believe it’s Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  You have to search for though.  It’s tucked away somewhere in so you have to keep your eyes peeled.

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