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Russian_Turtles t1_j9km4i9 wrote

The best tonkotsu Ramen I've ever had was at Tamashii Ramen house in Oklahoma City. I miss that place.


VapeThisBro t1_j9leijn wrote

Yea, the owner, Wakana is born and raised in Okinawa. She uses her grandmother's recipes. Try their off menu chicken fried rice. You never had fried rice til you had fried chicken in it. Source, I worked there long enough that my group of coworkers and I who worked dinner shift all got matching ramen tattoos with Wakana


vintage-glamour t1_j9lrmqj wrote

that last anecdote makes me immeasurably happy. thank you so much for sharing.


VapeThisBro t1_j9lsa9k wrote

If it makes you happier, Wakanna and her husband own Tamashii a mom and pop ramen place right? Well they have 2 young daughters. The context is important. When covid hit, asian businesses in OKC suffered greatly. I wanna say we lost 30-40% of them. Tamashii's was struggling, to the point some of us were paid weeks late. The thing Wakana did, while we were all struggling was, guarantee, if any employee or their family were hungry, we would be fed regardless of how much money we had if we showed up to the back door. She did all of this. She supported many families, never once thinking, it could put her own family at risk as her business struggled and she had to find ways to stay afloat.


DetBabyLegs t1_j9mq1ur wrote

Wish I had known about this earlier, I lived near there for maybe 6 months for work over the last few years. If work takes me there again I'll be sure to check it out.


fuqdisshite t1_j9mrm2c wrote

i friggen love you!!!

Thank You for sharing your stories. as a former restaurant worker i felt every word. one love!


Cbanchiere t1_j9lwyre wrote

That's badass. I'd love to try that place. Columbus, OH has a tiny joint in a Japanese neighborhood. Place is called Tensuke and the owners are from Japan. Still haven't found anything as good


Lillyville t1_j9l985j wrote

Never thought I'd see something like this in this subreddit


Newbxxor t1_j9lbr0r wrote

I’ve travelled A LOT for work, and no where has had better Ramen than Tamashii.


dustinator27 t1_j9lovn7 wrote

That's wild, I went there for lunch today and was eating that exact dish right around the time you made this comment


YarrowBeSorrel t1_j9l8oar wrote

Glassico Sushi in Saint Robert, Missouri also has incredible tonkotsu ramen.


xRayne93 t1_j9lmsj5 wrote

I’m surprised to see something good named out of this nowhere town I grew up in lol


aswog t1_j9lcl87 wrote

Is that the place in the art district area?


VapeThisBro t1_j9lefe7 wrote

Yea, the owner, Wakana is born and raised in Okinawa. She uses her grandmother's recipes

edit if oyu see this comment and go to Tamashii, ORDER THE FRIED CHICKEN FRIED RICE


felixame t1_j9lys63 wrote

Aw man seriously? I was in the area last month with some friends and suggested we try it. No one else wanted ramen :(


Russian_Turtles t1_j9m76cf wrote

I highly reccomend you go, even if its by yourself and you just sit at the bar. They serve booze too if you're into that.


mousersix t1_j9mou0a wrote

There is a ton of great food in OKC, especially Asian food. I travel there often for work but had forgotten this place - thanks for the reminder


partizan92 t1_j9mvboa wrote

Ichiran Ramen in NYC. I had it once, maybe 5 years back, and still dream about it.


scrubbabby OP t1_ja1ixoc wrote

That’s going on my list. Thanks for the rec


thebumblinfool t1_j9lj19q wrote

If you're ever in the Charlotte, NC area then Jinya has some amazing tonkotsu ramen.


omnigasm t1_j9m0vrp wrote

Jinya is a chain, no?


highrollr t1_j9mm44j wrote

Jinya is definitely a chain you can get many places, but I’ll say as someone who loves ramen, it’s a pretty good chain.