Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Menkoi Ramen House

This little spot in the Vista section of Columbia S.C. is what Ramen......Authentic Ramen is all about. Forget about those .25 packs of ramen noodles that you would add hot water to prepare or to add some hot sauce or whatever else you thought would go good with it. Admit it......we have all tried to jazz them up some how to make a meal out of it.

I ended up at Menkoi Ramen House by chance since I wanted something different for lunch one day. Again it was a restaurant that I have heard of but have not had the pleasure of yet and as I walked down Gervais street it was right across the street.....and it was calling me! I
then became a professional jay walker to lunch time traffic.

After giving the outside menu the once over.

I decided to go in and ordered the Spicy Ramen. First I would like to acknowledge how great the customer service is from everyone. It was not that trained type of customer service I mean they really appreciate and value you as a customer. So I take a seat and honestly not knowing what to expect several minutes later this bowl of broth and ramen goodness is bestowed unto me.

Have your chopstick skills ready.

This is so awesome and makes me want to have a mass burning of those cheap imitation ramen noodles like a book burning. I can't wait to go back again to have the other flavors. 
When you want to get away from sandwiches, fries, chicken joints etc. Give authentic ramen a try. Especially if you are in Columbia S.C. make Menkoi Ramen House appear on your to do list.


  1. I can't wait to try this out. Good looking out.

  2. I love that place. When I was in Columbia, Prathyusha and I went there a few times. The Shrimp Shumai is awesome!