Ajisen is a Japanese Ramen chain from Japan that opened up in Parker Place. It's Chinese owned and operated and I know what you're thinking, that whole authenticity thing. But if you think about it, the whole concept of ramen is originally Chinese. Ramen is the Japanese take on a Chinese dish, so it's kind of weird if you think about it: Aji Sen is Chinese people making a Japanese interpretation of a Chinese Dish....I'm confused. Anyway, I don't really care which ethnicity makes the food, as long as it tastes good, who cares. There are plenty of examples of Chinese-made Japanese food. Aji Taro was the perfect example....they used to have great Japanese food...........until it started with the AYCE with the new onwership a few years back...then it was downhill from there.
Ajisen opened up a few years back when there weren't that many ramen shops around. I think at the time, there was only Kitaro, and Benkei only had the one location. Ajisen's style of ramen is a bit on the mild side in terms of flavour, but as far as their miso ramen is concerned, it's way better tha Kintaro.....I know, I still haven't done a review on the famous Kintaro ramen yet, but I doubt if I'll ever go back for a bowl of ramen just to get some pictures for a review.
Miso Ramen with extra chashu.
I haven't been to Aji Sen in a while, and it's not that I don't like the place. It's just that I've found other places I'd rather go. Ever since G-Men opened, I've had some trouble finding a place that's better. And no, it's not just because G-men is more "Authentic". It's simply because the taste of G-Men suits be more - fattier, saltier, and generally unhealthier.....but that's ramen.