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Another from Jolene’s Sweets

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Cake topped with strawberries

Hiro Ramen in Ashland

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Tonkotsu ramen (Hiro Ramen – Ashland, Oregon)

I’m more than a bit of a ramen nerd. I’ve tried all sorts of ramen across Japan and have sampled it in several other countries as well. I have been diligently following Ramen Adventures for a decade now.

Outside of Japan, ramen is usually mediocre at best, although there are a couple exceptions in the San Francisco Bay Area. A few places in Ashland serve ramen, but they are well below decent.

So a couple months ago, when I saw the sign for Hiro Ramen going up I was very excited. I tried to get a bowl, but they weren’t open yet. I was a bit disappointed that the owners were Korean instead of Japanese, but I did have some decent ramen in Korea so I was still hopeful.

Hiro Ramen is a touch above good, not great, but still pretty darn good–especially for Southern Oregon and non-Japanese ownership. It may be the best ramen between Portland and San Francisco. The service is very good, and the vibe in the place is nice.

I’ve sampled several different bowls. The tonkotsu (pictured above) is the best one in my opinion.

They’ve recently expanded the menu to include some Korean dishes (bulgogi, bibimbap, kimbap, etc.). I haven’t tried any of them yet. The egg in the ramen has improved over time. On my first visit, it was a hard boiled egg. They have fixed that so now it is more like the egg you get in Japan.

I will continue to eat here at least once a week.

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Mango mochi ice cream

Dig Pink! treats from Jolene’s Sweets

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Jolene’s Sweets “Dig Pink” cupcakes

@VolleyballGrizz @MylaNorvell @friarl

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Breast Cancer Awareness Night cookies

Tonight is Ashland High School Volleyball’s annual Dig Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Night.

You can watch some exciting volleyball and support a good cause. You will also be able to purchase the items in today’s photos! Details here.

Go Grizz!

Sort of a Throwback Thursday

Ashland Independent Film Festival cookies

@ashlandfilm #AIFF2016

These cookies, made by Jolene, were for the 2014 Ashland Independent Film Festival. Coincidentally, the 2016 AIFF begins today!

Charlotte Russe from Jolene’s Sweets

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Last week Jolene made this light sponge cake lined with lady fingers, filled with layers of Bavarian cream, and topped with peaches and sweet whipped cream. Order your next sweet here.

Oak Street Saturday Market

@rvgrowersmarket @barkingmoonfarm

Hammich @ Sammich

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Sammich’s Hammich with giardiniera

@sammichashland

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Sammich menu board 2015

Jolene’s Sweets cake

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cake from Jolene’s Sweets

@VisitingAshland @AshCulinaryFest

It has been a while since I have posted any of the deliciousness coming from Jolene’s house. If you are in, or near, Ashland and want the absolute finest desserts or breakfast treats, give her a call.

Sammich’s “melt my heart away”

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Sammich‘s “melt my heart away” (Ashland, Oregon)

@sammichashland @TravelOregon

So good. So good.

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Sammich’s specials board

Sammich open today (Sunday)

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Sammich (Ashland, Oregon) – Joey’s Spicy and Mamacita

@sammichashland

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone for a Sammich on Sunday only to realize along the way, or once I got there, that they are closed on Sunday. Not anymore. Sammich is now open from 11-4 on Sundays.

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