The specialty at Mogu Mogu in West LA is mazemen, a brothless ramen with thick noodles and a variety of toppings. Order the Deluxe and stir your noodles "for about 30 seconds" with sliced pork chashu, spicy minced pork, poached egg, soft-boiled egg, chives, minced garlic, fish powder, seaweed, and scallion. Level up by adding "umami vinegar" when you're halfway through your bowl. When the noodles are gone, a scoop of white rice is offered to mix with the remaining sauce (aka oimeshi).
Veg-friendly bowls include the Miso Mazemen (blended spicy miso, tofu, kale, corn, sliced red onion, yellow & red bell pepper, sliced lotus root, fish powder) and the vegan Impossible Tokyo with plant-based ground "meat," mushroom, Brussels sprouts, corn, avocado, kale, red radish, garlic, plant butter and black pepper.