Ramen Rumble 2 presented by Tasty Chomps Food Blog and hosted by Seito Sushi Baldwin Park & The Osprey Tavern was held on Monday, December 10th at The Osprey Tavern.

This year, over 150 people attended the event, raising over $3000 for charity, chosen by the winning Ramen Rumble chef.

Ramen has been on the up and up in recent years here in Orlando. A few years ago there were hardly any contenders in the city, but now there has been a flourishing of new restaurants and old offering this quintessential, humble Japanese noodle dish.

This is not your instant cup noodle ramen from your college days – the broth takes hours to make, the noodles often time is hand made or of very high quality, and the toppings include pork belly and corn. The dish, originally a product of Chinese immigrants to Japan but transformed over the years to become a uniquely Japanese dish.

Jason and Sue Chin of The Osprey Tavern – our gracious hosts!

The aim of the Ramen Rumble competition is to unify and lift up our culinary community through philanthropic events and to further build the appreciation of the many ramen styles available to us in Orlando. During the first year, Seito Sushi, Sushi Pop, and Soco / The Baoery competed for best ramen with Seito Sushi placing first.

Ramen Rumble 2 Contestants:

Yuhi Fujinaga – Executive Chef Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs – Tuna-Kotsu Tsukemen // Roasted bluefin tuna bone broth, temomi noodles, iberico pork loin chashu
BONUS: Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs – Peking Duck Ramen // Peking duck broth, peking duck, scallions, cilantro, taberu-raiyu
Charity: Give Kids the World

Kevin Kel Phanhvilay – Chef/Owner Sticky Rice Lao Street Food
Sticky Rice Lao Street Food – Kapoon Ramen // Coconut chicken broth, red curry, apple infuse pork fat, king oyster mushrooms, beech mushrooms, soy marinated quail egg, foie gras —
Charity: Lao Heritage Foundation

Travis Cliff – Head Chef Jade Sushi & New Asian
Jade Sushi & New Asian – Ebi Tonkotsu Ramen // Pork bone broth, prawn head broth, fried sakura shrimp
Charity: Second Harvest Food Bank

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Desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Kristy of The Osprey Tavern

Sticky Rice Lao Street Food – Kapoon Ramen // Coconut chicken broth, red curry, apple infuse pork fat, king oyster mushrooms, beech mushrooms, soy marinated quail egg, foie gras 

Jade Sushi & New Asian – Ebi Tonkotsu Ramen // Pork bone broth, prawn head broth, fried sakura shrimp

Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs – Tuna-Kotsu Tsukemen // Roasted bluefin tuna bone broth, temomi noodles, iberico pork loin chashu

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Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs – Peking Duck Ramen // Peking duck broth, peking duck, scallions, cilantro, taberu-raiyu

Taro Pebbles Mochi Donut Bites

Matcha Mochi Donut Bites

Smores Mochi Donut Bites

In the end – Chef Kevin of Sticky Rice won with his Kapoon Ramen both the critic’s choice and the people’s choice for best ramen of Ramen Rumble 2, taking home the $3000 for the charity of his choice, Lao Heritage Foundation.

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