Yay it’s already Thursday! Can you believe the week just flew by? I sure am. Last weekend, “G” and I went to Mitsuwa after running some errands and luckily it was quite chilly out which is the perfect weather for some warm noodles.

Inside Mitsuwa food courts is a noodle restaurant called Santouka Ramen. I have never been here before but I went here recently and I was truly amazed at how flavorful their broth were and I really enjoyed the noodles.


They’re not the noodles like the one at Shin Sen Gumi, but more like when you cook noodles from the instant package. But when I say the noodles are like the ones in a instant package, I don’t mean it in a bad way. The noodles aren’t the straight kind as the noodles at Santouka Ramen has a wavy texture and flavorful. You can’t choose the firmness of the noodle and that’s why “G” preferred Shin Sen Gumi.


They offer a variety of delicious ramen like the Shio Ramen (salt Flavor) which is creamy soup seasoned with salt and topped off with a Japanese pickled plum.

Miso Ramen (soybean Paste Flavor) is made from a mixture of pork broth and a rich and hearty miso paste.

Shoyu Ramen (soy Sauce Flavor) is made from a mixture of pork broth and soy sauce, topped with dried seaweed and the cha-shu is simmered in soy sauce which brings out the flavor.

Tokusen Toroniku Ramen (choice Pork Ramen) is their signature ramen which has the toppings served separately and offers simmered pork cheek which has a very rich flavor.

Santouka Ramen is located at 665 Paularino Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92626 in Mitsuwa food courts where there is also other places to try like Misasa & Hamada Ya Bakery .

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