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Top 10 Japanese ramen: OC’s Best Places to Eat 2020

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • October 13, 2020

County Register/SCNG) 9. Butaton The tonkotsu broth here is straightforward and fairly light, not heavy or rich like some of the others on this list. And when mixed with their spicy miso paste it becomes something truly special. The real reason you’re

here, though, is the chashu, which is as good as it gets. The noodles are extra thin and perfectly toothsome. 10130 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, 714-537-7098, butatonramen.com Miso ramen at Butaton in Garden Grove (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange

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Best thing I ate: Ramen so rich it should come with a defibrillator

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • August 22, 2018

. They have since opened a branch in Brea and, just last month, in Garden Grove — directly across the street from another of my favorites, Butaton, to whom this place has clearly thrown down the gauntlet. The red ramen begins with that signature 16-hour