Zenbox Izakaya’s 2015 Ramen Attack was titled Heroes Edition. With all net proceeds being donated to the Minnesota Children’s Cancer Research Fund, each bowl of ramen served and each noodle slurped became a heroic task. The chefs, volunteers, and attendees should have been issued capes!
It its third year, Ramen Attack changed its system and made a limited number of passports with food and beverage tickets available. They release additional tickets as product became available. Since the event was free this approach avoided the lines that were challenging in previous years. The lines were reasonable for even the most popular Ramen.
Several cooking, martial arts and music demonstrations allowed breaks in between bowls of Ramen.
Chef Thomas Boemer‘s demo focused on Pork Belly for Ramen
Seven Dragons Kempo displayed a variety of martial arts covering a range of countries
Chef Diane Yang plated an Asian Cheesecake with Plums
Mu Daiko filled the courtyard with the sound of Japanese drumming
During all this DJ Steez kept the crowd entertained
Schedule constraints caused us to miss Kenshiro Uki and Kaishin Dojo (sorry)
The Mill City Museum provided a unique background for the event. Overall Ramen Attack 2015 was well organized and judging by the many smiles and broth stained cheeks we observed a huge success.