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エイリアン、地球を行く

Alien, the traveler on the earth

Tochi & Red Light Ramen, Milwaukee WI

Well...It's me, Alien. 

 

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Ramen... it is a microcosmos in the bowl. 

 

 

 

 

 

Alien's favorite ramen place will be closed soon.

So sad. Alien should have their ramen before they close. Let's go! 

 

 

 

Tochi.

It is in a walking distance from Alien's place.  

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The owner seems to love Japanese culture, especially Godzilla.  

 

You can read Alien's first visit to Tochi from here:

Tochi (Ramen) Shorewood, Milwaukee WI - エイリアン、地球を行く

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, let's look at the menu. 

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They have Japanese ramen. They also have Wisconsin ramen with sausage and sauekraut... Huu which one should Alien try?  

 

 

 

 

Alien picked this ramen.  

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Spicy miso smoked tofu ramen. 

 

 

 

Let's eat. 

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Oh this ramen is hot. 

 

It is probably for vegetarians. Alien did't tell any meats in this broth. 

Alien had smoked tofu for the first time. It was yum. With a lot of veg, this ramen bowl was very healthy. 

 

 

 

 

 

And, Alien can't miss Tochi ramen!  

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Ah it gonna be the last time... Alien am sad.  

 

 

 

Let's eat. 

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This tonkotsu (pork bone) miso soup was comparable to ramen soup in Japan. 

Alien enjoyed having two different porks...one was melty and the other was crispy. 

They used a deeper bowl so Alien could have more soup in it. Yummeir! 

 

 

 

 

They will close coming Sunday.

They will reopen in another place, but it will take approximately 40 minutes from Milwaukee. That's very far.  

Oh...there will be no good ramen in Milwaukee...

 

 

 

 

 

Alien was very sad. Alien do love ramen. 

...Alien got information about a ramen place that opens only on Fridays and Saturdays midnights. 

Let's try! 

 

 

 

 

The place called Red Light Ramen. It opens at 11:30pm.

Alien got there at 11pm.  More than 50 people made a long line already, waiting for ramen!  

This place must be secret but popular. 

 

 

Red light was shining at the entrance. 

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Alien am attracted by the light, like a moth.  

 

 

 

 

Alien got inside. Wow it is so dark. 

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Isn't it too dark to enjoy ramen? 

 

 

 

Alien got a seat at the counter. Alien could see the kitchen well.

The counter table had more lights from the kitchen than the tables. 

 

 

Here is the menu. 

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They only have one menu. Tonkotsu (pork bone) ramen. 

 

 

 

Their kitchen. 

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Soup in the tall pots, strainers for noodles, and marinaded boiled eggs...

Genuine! They should make a good ramen! Alien am excited.  

 

 

 

Ramen, here it comes!  

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Lots of toppings. 

Alien didn't expect to have a ramen with nori (sea weed) and pickled takana in Milwaukee.  

 

 

 

Let's eat! 

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The tonkotsu soup was very thick. The thin noodles were finely cooked and went well with the thick soup. 

The egg was a bit too salty, but cooked perfeclty. 

This ramen was yum yum! It may be liked by Japanese thick ramen lovers if they open a branch in Japan.  

 

 

 

 

The owner seemed to be very interested in this customer from the outer space. He talked to Alien.

He told Alien that he visited Japan once a year and brushed his ramen recipe up.  

 

 

 

 

 

The owner let Alien in the kitchen. Alien could take a photo with hiim and other staff members! 

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Yes, same hairstyle.

 

 

 

 

 

Their website: 

Tochi

http://www.tochimke.com/location/

Red Light Ramen (Yelp page)

http://www.yelp.com/biz/red-light-ramen-by-ardent-milwaukee

 

 

 

K.