In Gardena, the new It ramen shop is Mottainai, offering broth tasting flights and hip ramen-bowl monikers like Tokyo Props and Yokohama Freaker. The former and the latter are soy and pork-based, respectively, but it's the miso-forward Sapporo Lover that gets wooed most. The miso is toasted in the flaming house wok, and the dense broth is a precise ratio of chicken and pork suitable for a Sapporo native. Mottainai also offers additional flavor "bombs" -- choose red or white. Blogger RamenRamenRamen went for a white ping-pong ball-sized scoop of pig's back fat and crushed garlic, and declared it "richier, porkier" but admitted to preferring the supreme charred miso "pre-bombing." Nonetheless, the formidable blogger slurped every last drop (there's a picture to prove it).