Inside Grand Central Market [Photo: tanveer.i.ali/Flickr]
EggSlut still draws theme park-sized lines at peak hours (and by peak hours, we mean any time from opening until about 3 p.m.), but EggSlut's part-owner and chef Alvin Cailan already has another stall in the works. This time, the big friendly giant is taking his talents to ramen, and demolition on the chef's new ramen shop inside Grand Central Market is set to begin shortly.
Eggs and ramen have quite a history together (think of all the perfect soft-boiled orbs that ooze gold into rich pork broth), but rumor has it the menu will offer both traditional ramen as well as more inventive takes on L.A.'s favorite noodle soup. The staff plans to use ramen as a canvas for a variety of different flavor combinations.
Cailan has enlisted the services of current EggSlut staff chef Johnny Lee to assist with the opening. Lee, who formerly worked at David Tewasart's Sticky Rice, also had stints at the Flying Pig Truck and Rivera prior to his joining EggSlut in March. Details are sparse at the moment as the EggSlut crew prepares to present at LA Fried Chicken Fest later this month, but demolition is expected to begin shortly and an official announcement is said to be on its way. —Euno Lee
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