Le Shrimp

Costa Mesa
Ramen Restaurant

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Los Angeles
Dec 14, 2021

The 26 Most Comforting Ramen Joints in LA to Try This Winter

Despite its Orange County zip code, this excellent eatery deserves an honorary mention on our list. Owned by the same Singapore-based food empire as Paradise Dynasty, a legendary restaurant that opened its first stateside location at South Coast Plaza along with neighboring Le Shrimp Ramen, this place marries Chinese and Japanese flavors to create a distinctive, new style of ramen. Fresh, large shrimp are baked and ground into a fine paste before simmering with pork bones and Chinese spices—like star anise, cinnamon, clove, and white peppercorn—for more than eight hours, yielding a rich broth with a savory, smoky aroma. While shrimp is clearly the star of the show (toppings include whole prawns or prawn-based meatballs and wontons made in house), there’s also an array of tantalizing sides, including silken tofu, golden-crisp egg rolls, crispy chicken cutlets, and more.

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