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Recession Obsession: Ramen, Yes?

Ground Pork Egg Drop Ramen | Photo by Caleb Bacon for LAist
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The Official Recession has enveloped us for sixteen official months. It’s still no reason we can’t enjoy life. This is LA -- we have a ton of inexpensive options! A Recession Obsession is somewhere that's truly fantastic, regardless of whether times are good or you've been downsized. We last obsessed over Guatemalan fast food, and inexpensive comedy shows. Today, we obsess...

The Official Recession continues to reach her cold, calloused hands into the wallets of many. One part of society has been acting like we've never not had a recession. College kids. Examine their “fragrant” dorm rooms and you’ll find bomb-shelter like quantities of Top Ramen (everyone’s favorite 64-cent-just-add-water-instant-ramen,) as though future employment is an impossibility.

While the kids are onto something, they’re not alright. Ramen doesn’t have start as powder. In fact, great ramen in LA doesn’t cost much (sorry, you'll have to pony up more than 64 cents.) For $5-$8 you can feast on a big bowl of tasty ramen featuring fresh ingredients and real meat. That’s why Ramen is LAist’s latest Recession Obsession.