Despite having to find a place to park in downtown Phoenix, despite having to do the entire ordering part myself, despite having to draw and quarter my own chicken… the food was worth it. So worth it. Massive portions. Perfectly cooked chicken. Great spice level. Make time to get your fat ass off the couch and down to Monroe’s.
Overall Tampopo was just more. More broth flavor, more noodles, more toppings. And most importantly, more bang for your buck. If you’re in Tempe, hit up Tampopo.
Simply put, there’s better places to get ramen in the valley that will cost you a fraction of the price. The atmosphere and setting are all top notch but that doesn’t mean shit when the product is expensive and subpar. If you’re a ramen lover, look elsewhere. If you’re an egg lover, may God have mercy on your soul.
Let me tell you, there is nothing out there like the savory crepes. Seriously. Nothing. I go out twice a week to breakfast and nothing hits the spot like these crepes.
The FactsHow Good: ★★★★☆What’d I Eat: Hot Fried Chicken Taco, Pork Belly Taco, Crujiente Lamb…
Straight up, it was delicious. The torta bun was buttery but strong enough to hold in the juices from the cochinita. All of the toppings were held in well which was a huge plus.
Welcome may have changed and become a little more open to the masses but luckily the food has remained absolutely fucking delicious. If you don’t like Welcome, we can’t be friends.
There was nothing pancake about either of the dutch pancakes I’d tried. If you go into it hoping for a delicious pancake experience. Afew fluffy, circular pillows piled high and just begging to be covered in that special sauce, well you’re going to be massively disappointed. A dutch pancake is not a pancake.