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Yokocho ramen extravaganza hits Little Tokyo Aug. 16-17
Yokocho ramen extravaganza hits Little Tokyo Aug. 16-17

The Ramen Yokocho Assn.'s ramen festivals in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco each have drawn tens of thousands of ramen fanatics for $8 bowls of Japanese noodles of all styles and provenance. The next Ramen Yokocho fest takes place in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles on Aug. 16 and 17 as part of the cultural festival Nisei Week. The Ramen Yokocho Assn. was established in Southern California in 2013 to promote the namesake noodle soup. "Yokocho" means "alleyway" in Japanese, a reference to the small alleys in Japan that you'll find lined with food vendors.  At Little Tokyo's Ramen Yokocho, the ramen options will include vegetarian,...

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