Tatsunoya from Kyushu Japan - Hakata Ramen, Tonkotsu Broth
My favorite of the festival! I generally prefer the thicker type of ramen noodle as it seems to absorb flavor better, but this perfectly picked up the rich creaminess of the broth.
Tsujita from Tokyo / LA - Miso Tonkotsu
Another rich broth with very generous fatty flavor (in a good way), but though I liked the thick noodles, I prefer traditional tonkotsu over miso.
Kohmen from Tokyo - Jukusei Tonkotsu
My second favorite! This used a soy sauce tonkotsu, thicker noodles, and more veggies than the other vendors. Broth had great depth, noodles soaked up the flavors well, and the veggies were a welcome departure.
Ramen Vendors (we went during the late afternoon to avoid the crowds)
Spacious venue - one side held a seating area and the other held vendor booths
Doraemon was at Ramen Fest too!
And because we were feeling rather gluttonous, we also stopped by Cafe Lattea:
Totoro Art in a Matcha Latte
Brick Toast w/ Sesame Ice Cream