Archive for December 12th, 2013

Grouchy John’s

Thursday, December 12th, 2013
Grouchy John's

Grouchy John is grouchy!

In 15 or so years of blogging, I’ve never actually posted from a coffee shop.

Guess there is a first time for everything. I feel like a dirty hipster.

This eggnog latte tastes like holiday spirit.

Monta Chaya

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

I am doomed.

It had been at least a year since I went to Monta Ramen off Spring Mountain, and recently a second spot opened down the street from Khoury’s.  Jesse and Bartlett have made it a habit of going following our usual Wednesday beer night but had been unsuccessful in getting me to tag along until last night.

I am an idiot for not going sooner.

I started off with an order of their spicy tuna and crispy rice.  This is a perfect snack that I could easily kill 5 orders of, and will have a hard time not doing just that in the future.  The spicy tonkotsu was hands down the best ramen I’ve had though.  My stomach was the real winner of the night.  I honestly don’t know which melted in my mouth faster, the butter or the chashu.  Their pork is simply incredibly.

First world problem time – I’m going to have to go to Monta every week now.  It is simply too good and close enough that I have no excuse not to go.