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South Bay Japanese Noodle Crawl

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Please Note: Read the directions carefully below BEFORE you RSVP 'Yes' for this event.

1) This is a kid friendly event and I am inviting both members of Gay Foodies and Pleasure Palate to join me on this fried chicken crawl.

2) Because this is a crawl, carpooling is encouraged. If you carpool, please give $5 to your designated driver to compensate for gas and car maintenance.

3) If you have never attended my food crawls before please note that I will collect $30 from each person at the start of the event and will be ordering for the entire group. So this is family style ordering. If there is any change left at the end of the crawl, I will give back the remaining money to the group. If we go over $30 per person, then I will ask for more money from each attendee.

4) Obviously you must enjoy eating Japanes noodles (udon, soba) and not have any allergies to any type of commonly used Japanese cuisine ingredient to attend this event. I suggest skipping breakfast because we will not only be eating soba nd udon, but other side dishes and a visit to a bakery.

5) This event is expected to last between 4 to 6 hours. So please plan accordingly.

6) When you arrive at the first venue, call me at 714-658-4099. Do not text me. If you are a new member, please save my cell # on your phone.

7) Map route: http://mapq.st/17dmsrk (http://mapq.st/13PFIhQ)

First Stop: Oumi Sasaya

2383 Lomita Blvd
Unit 101
Lomita, CA 90717

In the little town of Lomita, Oumi Sasaya makes superb wheat noodles. Recommended is coba udon dressed with daikon, temura fried clam, mochi rice balls and pnzu sauce.

Oumi Sasaya link: http://www.oumisasaya.com/index.html

Second Stop: Ichimi Ann

1618 Cravens Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501

This is the soba specialist incold soba buckwheat noodles, freshly made with their specialty dish being the Inaba, which consists of seawood, quail egg, bonito flakes and a light soy broth that's supposedly addictive.

Ichimi Ann link: http://www.ichimiann.com/

Third Stop: Matsui

21605 S Western Ave
Torrance, CA 90501

Matsui is supposed to have great hot udon. I think I've been here before but its been two years, so its hard to recall since I've done quite a few ramen and noodle crawls since then.

Matsui link: http://www.matsuiusa.net/index.html

Bonus Round: Dessert at Hamada-ya Bakery

21515 S Western Ave
Ste 146-B
Torrance, CA 90501

Inside the Mitsuwa Marketplace in Torrance is supposedly the best Japanes Bakery in South Bay at the moment.

Yelp link for Hamada-ya Bakery: http://www.yelp.com/biz/hamada-ya-bakery-torrance#query:japanese%20bakery