Nishi Mon Cho Ramen – Manoa, HI

The weather was nice one day and my co-worker and myself decided to walk to Manoa Marketplace. I’ve walked there a few times and it’s a nice walk, definitely not as far as you would think. She decided to get her lunch from Andy’s (always a good choice!) but I didn’t feel like sandwiches so I tried the ramen shop in the marketplace. Nishi Mon Cho Ramen is one of those ramen joints that is run by Chinese, there’s nothing wrong with that (I’m Chinese!) but I just don’t go in expecting authentic you know? Also, Chinese run ramen shops usually incorporate other dishes. I got the Seafood Chow Mein which is obviously not Japanese…lol. I thought they did a pretty good job! It definitely was not one of the best I have ever had but it wasn’t bad either. Just wanted to share how it looks when you go for take out.

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Crispy Noodles waiting to be drenched…

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Lots of veggies. At first I thought they would be stingy with the seafood but it wasn’t as bad as I thought! Not bad, not great. I enjoy when the crispy noodles get soggy but still maintain a bit of crunch. I also appreciated them packing the gravy separate from the noodles! No leaky package again!

2 comments

  1. lance says:

    You probably already know this. If you like the way the gravy soaks into the dry noodles, you got to try “sam see mien cake noodle” So ONO!!! Lagoon Drive Chinese Restaurant makes a pretty good one. Or Pearl’s in Waipahu too.

  2. jenny says:

    Thanks lance! Always love hearing about new places so I will definitely give those places a try when I’m in the area! This post got me so hungry that I went and got seafood chow mein in a restaurant too…will post that soon! 🙂

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