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Shalala hits all the right notes

Original post made on Mar 11, 2011

Umami. It is the fifth taste, most easily translated from Japanese as savoriness, which, in addition to sweet, salty, sour, and bitter, make a complete palate and total dining experience. The characters that were combined to form this word in Japanese literally mean "delicious taste" and this is the word that sprang to mind when dining at Shalala, Mountain View's newest ramen house.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 11, 2011, 12:00 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by A. Reader, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Yes, but please review and compare Ryowsa next. Thanks!


Posted by Yummy Ramen, a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Ryowa was reviewed in May: Web Link


Posted by A. Reader, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 12, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Oh, yeah, sorry I missed that one! And by Sheila, my favorite food critic... Could you please do Sushi Tomo (4131 El Camino Way, PA)? Thanks!


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