Let's get this out of the way. I love Ramen. It's a thing. I'm not talking about that packaged stuff you donated to school for some food drive. That stuff will kill ya. I'm talking about that authentic stuff. Just as salty but way better. If you like Maruchan, then you can just stop reading. Ain't got room for that palate here!!
That's enough. Let's jump into this. Two Ten Jack.
Branding. There is a reason why companies make loads of money off helping other companies find their brand. Think about it, you see a swoosh and you immediately think, Nike. You think smartphone and you go, "iPhone". You think trash and you think of Maruchan and Top Ramen. That's what branding does. Two Ten Jack has got it down. From the location to the menus, this place has thought it through. I mean, where else do you go, order a bowl of ramen and can watch completely random anime on the wall??
Like I said on the insta, this is pretty much just a Ramen review. I'll be back to try out the other items. Hoping they are just as good. Cause the Ramen is spectacular. Now if you're a new comer to the Ramen world, welcome. Also, know that Ramen is naturally salty. You can't make a couple day long broth without it being salty. I mean, you can, but you shouldn't. I ordered the Tonkotsu. Pork broth, bamboo shoots, kombu (kelp), pork back, I added some mushrooms and all that is on top of a solid bed of ramen noodles (more things in it I did not mention). You ready? Cause it looks as good as it sounds.
BOOM! Yeah, I'm also impressed with the low light photography. Besides that, it really was some good ramen. There is a practice called kaedema. It essentially means that you want a second order of noodles to finish with the leftover broth (you know it's common when a word for it exists). No need for kaedema here! Now the noodles are the only part that I had grief with. They aren't terrible but they aren't the best either. They feel like just noodles. Which is funny because it is made by Sun Noodles in New Jersey. Pick up the slack New Jersey! (Sun Noodle actually customizes their noodles based on the specification of the restaurant that ordered it).
I really did enjoy this experience. I do have to address one thing that may seem different to some of you. Two Ten Jack does NOT do take-out or leftovers. Yeah, you heard me right. You better eat all your food or you aren't leaving the table (Grandma Two Ten Jack, am I right?). Why does this exist? Because they don't have containers. That was the answer. It could also be the fact that any bone broth is going to congeal. They want to save you the trouble.
Either way, well done Two Ten Jack (which, by the way is a Japanese Card Game).