Thursday, March 16, 2006

Blue Ocean Japanese Restaurant

Blue Ocean Japanese Restaurant
9440 Main St
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 425-7555

This Ramen Lover has been in Virginia all week. Although the DC area has very few ramen restaurants, we found out that Blue Ocean has it! Their menu is mostly a traditional Japanese restaurant menu - sushi, sashimi, and rice dishes. They also had a wide variety of udon and soba noodles. There is only one type of ramen, and it was not described in the menu at all, so I was a bit hesitant about ordering it, but I wasn't about to pass up a chance at ramen!

The ramen arrived and I was immediately impressed with the presentation. It was essentially a shoyu (soy sauce) ramen with the thin yellow noodles, topped with a slice of roast pork, a fish cake, fresh scallions, half a boiled egg, nori, and fresh bamboo. The toppings were arranged artfully on top of the soup. The taste did not disappoint - the yellow noodles were the perfect texture to accompany the broth and were of a wonderful consistency, chewy and sleek. The broth was fragrant yet light. Overall, the combination of ingredients somehow melded together beautifully and the ramen was truly a delight to eat!

3 comments: said...

Man who ever writes these things down do you know if there is an authentic pure Ramen noodle restaurant! Like not just having one thing on the menu at least 4-10 different styles of Ramen noodle!! Preferably In VA, NY or NJ!! To be honest anywhere in the east coast I feel those places might have a high chance of having one. Please Please this Response would be nice to read!

Ramen enthusiast!

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Christina said...

I am just dying for some Ramen! I've moved to the MD side of DC Metro from San Francisco and miss my favorite Ramen house in Berkeley tremendously!

I've tried making it at home a few times but it's just not the same.

Anonymous said...

o: I eat at this place every week for lunch. My office is about a block down main street from them. Listen to him, ppl. He knows what he's talking about. Their Ramen is good, infact, I don't think I've ever gone back to the old Cup o' Noodles since. Sure, I still eat the packaged Shin Ramyun at home, but, that's an entirely different thing. I suggest you also try their Pork Udon. It's Very Delicious.