chef John Chien LeeThis is CJ, Dulcie Crawford’s marketing coordinator. We are huge fans of SOHO Japanese Restaurant founded by Chef John Chien Lee. This week, Chef John is opening another restaurant in the same shopping center called SOJO Ramen located at 7377 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89139.

I spoke to Chef John on Friday and he showed me a number of the dishes that are from his childhood. Four dishes specifically.
SOJO Champon

Tonkotsu Base Soup with cabbage, carrot, onion, corn, garlic chive, wood ear mushroom, miso glazed ground pork, pork chashu, shrimp and a fish cake.

Kuro-Goma Tantanmen

Tonkotsu Base Soup with miso glazed ground pork, bean sprouts, garlic chive, house roasted sesame paste and house made chili oil.

Tonkotsu Ramen

Pork and chicken base soup with pork chashu, onion, bamboo shoots, wood ear mushrooms and nori.

Sapporo Butter Miso

Tonkotsu base soup with pork chashu, corn, butter, miso glazed ground pork, bean sprouts, house miso paste, onion and wood ear mushroom.

Oh my gosh, goodness throughout these 4 staple dishes. Granted I was blessed to learn of these dishes prior to opening. There is a menu I could share, but it is a work in progress at this time so I was asked not to.

With more than 20 years experience, chef John Chien Lee has established himself as a world renown chef. Chef John began his professional journey at age 16 helping out his uncles restaurant, working and learning every position in the kitchen. After years of hard work and lessons learned, he decided to venture to Las Vegas. Chef worked very hard learning from some of the best chefs in the world on the Las Vegas Strip, and eventually became the executive chef of Social House at City Center in Las Vegas. After a couple years at the helm of the Social House kitchen, chef decided to fulfill his dream and finally open his own restaurant. SOHO Japanese Restaurant which has the most amazing fresh sushi and sashimi along with the best happy hour in Las Vegas, noon to 7PM, Monday through Saturday. Chef John also owns SOHO Burrito with locations throughout Nevada. He is also opening a new restaurant in Fremont California.

And I heard about another ramen restaurant opening soon in Portland, Oregon called Baka Umai

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