This isn’t the first time I’ve been here. It’s actually the third, but it was the first time at this particular location at a huge Mitsuwa in Costa Mesa. Apparently this restaurant is famous with Indonesian foreigners, too, who go out of their way to come and eat at Santouka.
We all had the Spicy Miso Ramen except my mom. She can’t tolerate spicy foods at all. (Ironic I know, for an Indonesian to not be able to eat spicy foods).
The broth was slightly thick and creamy, but was extremely flavorful. The noodles were cooked just perfectly, and the chau siu that they have on top just melts in your mouth. YUM! Loved it.
I definitely recommend this dish to all. It really isn’t spicy though, but saying that could be misleading, considering I have a tolerance of a BAMF.
I think Santouka is available at any Mitsuwa that has a food court. Try it out!
665 Paularino Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626