Edited on 9/15/18: I have no what I was trying to say the first time around.
Hot mannequins got nothing on the plastic food models at Katsu Ramen (well maybe just height)
Way back in the 1920’s, back before Polaroid which came out in 1948, and before Instagram, people in Japan were using detailed plastic models called “sampuru” (sample) to lure you in with #plasticfoodmodels.
Located in a strip mall, behind a 7-11, right next to a number of Korean businesses.
There are few places in Colorado that I have been to that are using plastic displays.
Next to Kiki’s, this is one of the only other places that isn’t a version of Colorado’s Americanized interpretations of Japanese food like Sushi Den.
Not bad of an effort compared to Menya Ramens supposed “tonkotsu ramen” in downtown Denver which was the first place I had ramen at in Colorado.
I was ramen’d out with the mediocre spot I had been too, and the remaining options didn’t seem any better. The Yelp search produced: Sera’s Ramen Enclave (just from the name and pictures on yelp, pass), Tycoon Ramen (pass), Uncle (yea, definitely a pass), Osaka Ramen (they’re not instilling any confidence with a 3.5), Sakura House (this has got to be “homestyle” ramen), and Izakaya Den (pass) to name a few. Am I wrong, or is there a must try spot for good ramen in Colorado?
Being in Colorado, I don’t think I could missed out eating the grilled oysters at Angelos (especially during happy hour), or the spot-on scallop preparation at Jax, to my favorite Chicano spot, the Original Chubbies. At this point, anything but ramen just might be in order over another Colorado ramen-ya.
Being back in Colorado (my hometown), I got to hang out with my cool aunt who took me out to the driving range to hit a bucket of balls which got my stomach growling from hunger. Lucky for me, Katsu Ramen is located only down the street from Kennedy Golf course, and my aunt came armed with coupons.
Burned, but still some of the best gyoza I have had.
There are two sides for ramen that are my goto’s which are either chahan (fried rice) which I eat when I’m hungover or eating miso ramen. If it’s any other type of ramen, I do gyoza hungover or not.
Typically, my aunt would say she’s going to the bathroom, so that she could pay, but this time around she really did go to the bathroom. Dammnn, she’s slipp’n like a noob because I was able to sneak one in on her and pay the bill before she could, and she’ll have to save those coupons for some other time.
I’m plump like a sausage because I still drink a little soda here’n’there, but I also love my beer and other foods.
You still caught up about the displays like I am, check out www.tofugu.com if you want to go deep on it.