Thursday 2 March 2017

Lava Lounge - San Francisco

Love Ramen? Just cannot miss this little cozy lounge in SOMA.
Chic, not too loud bar and sitting area just make the place perfect for after work drinks. You can find better spots if it’s just about hanging out. But if it’s Ramen, you have to be here.
So they have their own secret broth. Like you build your own Burrito, here you make your own Ramen. The thing that fancies me most is the well calibarated Spice level - Nono (not spicy), Kilauea (medium spicy), Fuji (Spicy), Krakatoa (Extra Spicy), Lava (Super Spicy), Molten Lava (Extremely Spicy). And dare you undermine this. I am someone who has always enjoyed spice in life, be it with running nose. But with my several visits, I could not climb up beyond Krakatoa.
Yes, you can pick from a ready selection of broth, I liked both bell pepper and garlic chicken. Tick the spice level. Then the show stopper will be the topping. Shrimp tempura and lobster on special request are the must-try ones. And don’t explore your ramen ignoring these, learn from my mistakes. Right when they are crisp and just dipped, ensure you get them down. Don’t know if Japanese allow them to twirl in the pool and get soggy. Them you have all the time in the world with your chopsticks. Think I am done with Ramen Saga.
This place is reasonable and offers all quick snack options and no dearth of cocktails and drink. But for me, it’s Think Lava, Think Lava.

Taste buds yell: Love the heat, keep it coming
Pocket shouts: Easy
When I look around: Regular small cozy lounge
Waiting time for tummy: Just a little per a dine-in

Keep Gorging!
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Lava Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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