Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Vista Ramen

Vista sign over the kitchen
We have a goal to hit up all the ramen places around town so we had been planning on hitting up Vista Ramen as soon as we heard it had open. We were slowed down by some unforeseen obstacles, but we made it down to Cherokee Street around 8pm.

I was hoping that we had missed the dinner rush, but I was surprised to find out they still had a 30-45 minute wait, which turned in to an hour. Vista Ramen is a very small place and the heat from the kitchen easily filled the room, especially when it was full of customers.

Open kitchen
Luckily, we had quite a few choices as far as how to kill that time and we walked down to the Fortune Teller Bar for drinks and a small snack. By the time we got back to Vista, we were ready for some ramen!

We started with a special appetizer, a steamed bun with tofu.

Tofu Bun
I was surprised to see so many small plates options on the menu, but we really just wanted ramen.

Patience ordered the classic Vista, with pork, egg, ginger, scallion, nori, and sesame.

Vista Ramen
I ordered the Pozole, the chicken ramen with hominy, egg, chili paste, scallion, and cilantro.

Pozole Ramen
Turns out the 4 Hands Lemon Gose goes perfectly with ramen!

4 Hands Lemon Gose
With the heat, it was hard to make a dent in the huge bowls of ramen so we took home leftovers. I really do prefer ramen on a chilly day.

Leftovers
This meant we had room for dessert! Apricot filled jelly donuts!

Donuts
A unique place to check out but be sure to use the NoWait app.

Resources:

Vista Ramen = http://www.vistaramen.com/

Photos by Patience Scanlon