If you can't get enough ramen, prepare your taste buds for an entire festival dedicated to the delicious dish, or in this case, bowl. The second annual L.A. Ramen Yokocho Fest is back – and at a bigger venue after last year's insane crush of ramen enthusiasts. This year features 14 restaurants serving their unique ramen recipes, some created especially for this event. With vendors coming from San Diego, San Jose, Las Vegas and good old L.A., you'll recognize names such as Shin-Sen-Gumi, Tajima and Daikokuya. Four ramen hot spots from Japan also will be serving their best bowls at the festival, and Fujin Ramen will cook up its version of the popular ramen burger. Be sure to check out Japan Family Day, an event aimed at introducing traditional Japanese culture to the people of Southern California. There you'll find Japanese cultural booths, live performances, a flea market and food booths serving cultural favorites such as takoyaki, okonomiyaki and sushi. Itadakimasu! Santa Anita Park, 295 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, Sat., March 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., $4 parking, $5 entrance, free for kids under 17; all ramen $8. ramenyokochous.com.

Sat., March 29, 11 a.m.; Sun., March 30, 11 a.m., 2014
(Expired: 03/30/14)

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