How does a restaurant that already serves a loco moco taco stuffed with white rice, gravy, hamburger meat, and a fried egg up the ante? Turning tow of L.A.’s most beloved Southeast Asian noodle soups into burritos is a good place to start. Back in December 2014 we saw chef Erwin Tjahyadi spin the food mash-up wheel at Komodo and land on the “phorrito,” where he took rice noodles, thin sliced beef, bean sprouts, basil, jalapenos—all your major pho accoutrements, really—and rolled it all up in a jumbo flour tortilla. And when you took a bite, it made perfect sense in your mouth–all those familiar flavors with newfound convenience.
Now, Komodo is dropping its most zeitgesty flavor bomb yet: the Indomie Burrito. Named after the best selling instant noodle brand in Indonesia—where chef Tjahyadi was born—the burrito also throws steak, eggs, and scallions into the mix along with the ramen. Though we haven’t tried it yet, it looks to be a reasonable enough tortilla-wrapped proposal. And if Chipotle can throw a giant scoop of rice into a burrito, why can’t Komodo get funky with some ramen.
Like all the best things in life, the Indomie Burrito won’t be around forever. It will be available from Nov 2 through Nov 15 at both locations during normal operating hours.
Komodo (Pico), 8809 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-246-5153
Komodo (Venice), 235 Main St., Venice, 310-255-6742