What: Ramen Night pop up in Half Moon Bay
Where: Flavor Restaurant, 10151 Cabrillo Hwy, El Granada, CA 94019
When: Tue. March 13, 4:30-10 p.m.
Cost: $24 for 3 courses, appetizer + choice of ramen + dessert
The rundown: Since ramen fanatics will travel any distance to find a good bowl of ramen, it makes sense for us to alert San Francisco ramen lovers to the chance for some exceptional ramen at a rare dinner pop up in Half Moon Bay.
Conrad Seto has been hosting semi-secret ramen pop up dinners for the last 2 years. He's borrowing Flavor Restaurant, to showcase his specialty of Hakata style tonkotsu (pork bone broth). So far, it's the best version of Hakata style we've found in the Bay Area. Every detail is spot on, with softer straight noodles and the typical thin “oil slick” layer that traps the heat inside the bowl. Unlike most ramen shops, Seto makes everything from scratch, no canned bamboo shoots, and no South Bay factory made noodles.