Dinner at Piedmont Avenue

Dinner at Piedmont Avenue

at MENSHO on 19 August 2023
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特製燻鶏白湯らぁ麺 / Signature Smoked Toripaitan Ramen / MENSHO — Oakland, California

Rich 100% chicken soup is combined with a kombu-mushroom dashi containing porcini, shiitake and vegetables. Noodles are house-made daily on two noodle machines, using a blend of wheat flours from California and Japan. The tare contains shio koji and smoked shoyu cha-tare. Toppings include smoked ajitama, smoked kurobuta pork chashu, smoked A5 wagyu chashu, smoked duck chashu, king oyster mushroom menma, og truffle sauce, enoki chips, green onion and charcoal negi. Aside from a chicken based soup menu, five different vegan bowls are available, utilizing premium Japanese ingredients like kioke (wooden barrel) soy sauce and nori seaweed sourced from the Yoshino River, Shikoku.

MENSHO founder and ramen creator Tomoharu Shono taught himself how to make ramen as a teenager when he was still in high school. He opened his first ramen shop Menya Shono in Ichigaya, Tokyo, in 2005. Overseas expansion began with Mensho Tokyo SF in San Francisco, open since 2016. Now there are 15+ stores worldwide in six different countries, with each location offering an original concept and menu. New U.S. flagship in Oakland at 4258 Piedmont Ave. 50 seats. Since August 15th, 2023. @menya_shono @team_mensho