We were walking on Vernon Avenue in Long Island City when we saw Tamashii Blue, a Japanese restaurant serving ramen. The weather being a bit cold, we decided to dine there, looking forward to it as we did not have ramen in a while. Service was good and courteous and the appetizer delicious, but less than one hour after leaving the place, I got a massive headache that I guess was from the food, maybe MSG, I do not know. So, no, I would not go back...
Here is what we had:
As an appetizer, we shared the mushroom buns, a vegetarian version of one of my favorite appetizers (yes, you guessed well: pork belly buns). This was made with portobello mushroom (not surprising as they have a meaty texture) and cucumber, smothered in a supposedly spicy sauce. If you go, I recommend it.
For her entree, Jodi got a donburi, the veggie-don, that is a rice bowl topped with mushrooms, tofu, menma, onion, scallion and egg. Good, but a bit bland.
On my side, I went for the chasyu ramen that is their signature ramen with extra pork. I realize writing this post that it was supposed to have an egg in it…I definitely did not get it! The noodles and the pork were good, but the broth lacked some taste and there was too much botchy in it. Disappointing.
So, again, considering how sick I was after this meal, I would not go back!
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Tamashii Blue - 47-36 Vernon Boulevard, Queens, NY 11101