Soba and Japanese Curry Pop-up

STEP 1: SELECT NOODLES

S

Soba (most popular)
4.75

J

J: Juwari soba (100% buckwheat, limited qty)
+1.85


STEP 2: SOBA TOPPINGS (a la carte)

Noodles, broth, and up to two free toppings

S/J1

Wakame (seaweed)
free of charge

S/J2

Tenkasu (crispy bits of tempura batter)
free of charge

S/J3

Wakame and tenkasu
free of charge

S/J4

Aubura-age/tanuki (fried tofu)
+.75

S/J5

Sansai (Japanese “mountain vegetables”)
+1.25

S/J6

Kakiage (mixed vegetable tempura)
+1.50

S/J7

Ebi (shrimp tempura)
+1.75

S/J8

Kamo Nanban (duck): tender sous vide, half breast
+5

S/J9

Kamo Nanban (duck): tender sous vide, full breast
+9

ADDITIONAL TOPPINGS/CONDIMENTS

Shichimi togarashi (five spice powder)
free of charge
Negi (green onions)
free of charge
Tenkasu/tanuki (bits of crispy tempura batter)
free of charge
Wakame (seaweed)
+.50
Sansai (Japanese mountain vegetables)
+1.25
Abura-age/kitsune (deep-fried tofu)
+.75

OPTION A: beef curry and tempura COMBINATIONS

CT2

2-piece tempura (medium): kakiage and ebi (shrimp) tempura
+3.50

CT3

3-piece tempura (medium): seasonal vegetables
+4.75

CT5

5-piece tempura (large): 1-pc shrimp and seasonal vegetables
+6.25

CB1

Beef curry, rice only (medium)
+6.25

CB2

Japanese beef curry rice
+7.75

CB3

Beef curry, udon (large)
+8.25

OPTION B: JAPANESE BEEF CURRY (a la carte)

Curry served atop rice or with udon noodles (thick wheat noodles) and a side of garlic chips, negi (green onions), beni shoga (pickled ginger)

B2

Japanese beef curry rice
7.75

B3

Japanese beef curry udon
8.25

ADDITIONAL TOPPINGS/CONDIMENTS

Spicy
free
Beni shoga (pickled ginger)
free of charge
Extra green onions
free of charge
Extra garlic chips
.75 cents

OPTION C: TEMPURA DON (a la carte)

T3

3-piece tempura (large): seasonal vegetables
5.25

T5

5-piece tempura (large) on top of rice: 1-pc shrimp and seasonal vegetables
7.25

T2

Donburi with mixed tempura on top of rice: 8-piece: shishito, 2-ebi (shrimp), kabocha (Japanese pumpkin), kakiage (mixed vegetables), nori (seaweed), broccoli, nasu (eggplant)/shiitake (mushroom)
9.75

Our “Massive” End of Summer Pop-up Event

We’re not going to go out like that (with a sold out event leaving people hanging), so we have a 2-day event planned to end the summer right

Marco T. of Kobe An and Greg T. of Taniguchi Ramen are collaborating together to finish off the summer the right way with a 2-day event filled with some tsukemen, umeshu, and matcha soft-serve.

The dates

October 6-7th which is Sunday (12-9pm) and Monday (5-10pm).

TYPE OF EVENT

Sunday: open to all, but this will be a first come, first serve event with a limited amount of servings although we are planning for 4-5x’s the size of our previous event with longer hours.
Monday: a ticketed event with set times and your order will be guaranteed, and we will be announcing additional details soon.

Where

Kobe An LoHi: 3400 Osage St, Denver, CO 80211

CONNECT

Kobe An LoHi: Facebook / Instagram / www.kobeandenver.com

Kobe an event menu

Full Kobe An menu available on Sunday, plus these event specials

Matcha (green tea) Soft-serve with azuki (red bean).$5
Spicy Plum Shot with house made and Choya umeshu 梅酒 $6 for one
$10 for two

Taniguchi ramen event menu

Tsukemen (ramen dipping noodles)

The Special Tsukemen: a 16+ hour tonkotsu gyokai double soup stock (pork bone and chicken stock), ramen noodles, negi (green onions), ninniku (minced garlic), kamaboko (fish cake), menma (bamboo shoots), kikurage (wood ear mushroom), nori (toasted seaweed), braised chashu (pork belly), and a side of lime.$9
Go H.A.M. Tsukemen: the same as above, but with extra braised chashu and the signature ramen topping, an ajitama (soy-sauce based marinated/cured soft-boiled egg).$12

Mazemen (brothless ramen noodles)

Carbonara” Style Mazemen (Monday event only): ramen noodles (brothless), our blend of flavoring, egg, black pepper, and braised chashu. $7
Deluxe Mazemen, ramen noodles, house blend, and these toppings: negi (green onion), ninniku (minced garlic), kizami nori (julienned toasted seaweed), ajitama (soy-sauce based marinated/cured soft-boiled egg), and braised chashu (pork belly). $9

Additional Toppings

Minced garlicFree
Menma (bamboo shoots)$1.00
Ajitama (soft-boiled marinated/cure egg)$1.50
Additional serving of ramen noodles$2.00
Spicy takana (pickled mustard greens)$1.50
Chashu (5 slices of braised pork belly)$3.95
The Full Spread: negi, menma, spicy takana, kikurage, nori (3 sheets), and chashu (3 pieces).$4.30

Menu subject to change

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON

Plus additional product shots (who doesn’t like to know exactly what they are paying for).

SOLD OUT IN LESS THAN AN HOUR

WITH GREAT LINES, THERE’S GREAT RESPONSIBILITY TO HANDLE THAT MANY COVERS

We had planned for 120 servings of tsukemen and 130 servings of mazemen (soupless noodles). Unfortunately, we sold out of the tsukemen in less than an hour which caused a huge backlog of orders. Not to mention, we took in 150+ orders (we could have done upwards of 180-200), so we had to make refunds because of our mistake in which we tried to compensate with free salads and mazemen for the people we inconvenienced.

we would also like to thank our vendors and our host, prost

None of this would not have been possible without them bending over backwards and having to deal with our last minute orders, or being such gracious and welcoming hosts.

what is in the works

From what was learned from this event, this is what will be addressed:

  • Increasing product: we were totally caught off guard with the anticipated amount of guests, so the next event, we will make sure that we: 1. have more than double that amount, or 2. devise some sort of system along the lines of pre-sold tickets?
  • Improving turnaround times or regulating the ordering process (managing wait and ordering times).
  • New bowls: the compostable sugarcane bowls just weren’t cutting it.
  • Our guarantee: that the food is on point in regards to taste and preparation from the cha-shu being torched to order, the green onions being thinly and consistently chopped, to proper plating.

a few images from the event


Our promo below used for our website, Facebook, and Instagram.

Picture yourself here eating ramen or on a yacht eating shrimp, your choice.

If you by chance have a yacht, invite Taniguchi Ramen and it’ll be a win win. If not, see you on Wednesday, August 7th at 5:00pm at:

  • Prost Brewery Co. and Biergarten: 2540 19th St, Denver, CO 80211

Be sure to follow Prost Brewery at @prostbrewingco

PROST POP-UP EVENT

HERE ARE ALL THE DETAILS ALL IN ONE SPOT

WHAT IS A POP-UP

Many chefs open a pop-up restaurant as a way to showcase their talents to a wider audience, perhaps drawing in investors for a restaurant in the future. Other pop-ups are a test run by would-be restaurateurs who are thinking of opening their own restaurant. Pop-ups are also used by community groups as fundraisers. Some pop-up proprietors seek to offer high-quality food at more affordable prices, allowing more people access to gourmet dining.

For more information, you can read the article by TheBalanceSMB.com

why do a pop-up

“My goal is provide ramen at the price and quality that you can find in California and Japan.”

– Greg Taniguchi”

Greg Taniguchi chose to do a pop-up to offer up a product that reflects Japanese ramen which is always very affordable $6-9. Even Michelin starred ramen in Japan is approximately $8 and most ramen in California will start at $8-9 (Huntington Ramen to Ikkousha) to a peak of $12 (Santouka to Tatsunoya), yet many of the ramen shops in Colorado are also priced at $12-13?

Greg has also utilized and sourced his ingredients from local producers and companies from the use of Colorado raised pigs to disposable bowls made of Sugarcane fibers by a company out of Boulder, Colorado.

WHERE AND WHAT TIME IS THE EVENT AT?

This pop-up will take place at the Prost Brewery located in the Highlands and directly next to Avanti.

  • ADDRESS: 2540 19th St, Denver, CO 80211
  • WEBSITE: www.prostbrewing.com
  • INSTAGRAM: @prostbrewingco
  • EVENT STARTS AT: 5:00-10:00PM
  • HOURS:
    • MONDAY – THURSDAY 12:00PM – 10:00PM
    • FRIDAY 12:00PM – MIDNIGHT
    • SATURDAY 11:00AM – MIDNIGHT
    • SUNDAY 11:00AM – 8:00PM

WHY IS IT AT A BREWERY?

Many breweries and bars may not have a kitchen, so to take care of their hungry patrons, they may invite and host food trucks, or in our case, a pop-up ramen event.

If you appreciate Prost for hosting us, show them some love by inviting all your friends down for a drink. Also stay for the trivia night with Geeks who Drink which happens every Thursday at 7:00pm.

If it weren’t for the Germans, you wouldn’t have Sapporo beer (the number one selling Asian beer in the U.S.)

WHAT SORT OF BREWERY IS PROST?

German Style Craft Brewery in Colorado

Prost Brewing Co. is a Colorado craft brewery focused on crafting only the finest German-style biers. We honor our German heritage by sourcing only the highest quality ingredients directly from Germany and by following traditional brewing practices and lagering techniques. The results? A cleaner, more refined bier that is approachable, yet layered with complexities. These are biers that taste like bier. Here’s to a fresh taste of tradition. Prost!

IS THERE A COVER CHARGE?

No, there is no cover charge.

WHAT WILL YOU HAVE ON THE MENU?

Food in Japan is very seasonal and right now Japan is HOT AF. So, during the summer a lot of summer menu items from somen to tsukemen are eaten. So for this event, we will be offering up a refreshing cabbage salad with a fresh in-house dressing made from vegetables. The main ramen offerings will be our tsukemen (“skeh-men”).

PAYMENT TYPES?

Both businesses take cash and credit.

Taniguchi Ramen Tasting Event

Free tasting event, Tuesday April 30th, 2019

You and one guest (if it’s your mom, that’s coo)
Two set times with up to 10 people.
STEP 3: will be street ramen where it will be magically pulled out from your ear #davidblaine
Don’t worry, we won’t have the sizes of the dishes in Japanese, it won’t be like Starbucks.

Here are the details for the event:

  • This is a free event.
  • This is a +1 event although if you plan on going “Han” solo, please let us know.
  • This event will take place at a private residence in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Denver (address will be privately disclosed to you via email or Instagram DM).
  • Wear your best socks because you will be asked to remove your shoes (it’s an Asian/Japanese/good housekeeping thing).
  • Street parking is available.
  • BYOB: there will be a nice rooftop with scenic views which goes great with drinks.
You will want to look out for this 15′ nobori or what we call in Murica, a vertical flag banner.

Nothing more uncomfortable than approaching a place you are not too sure if you found the right place, so to avoid that feeling, we will have this flag out to let you know you are at the right place.