One slurp of the beautifully balanced winner that is Shoryuken classic ramen ($10) — available flavored with sea salt, soy sauce or spicy garlic oil — is enough to seduce the entire table. Deeply flavored broth, long-braised chashu pork (marinated pork belly), a seasoned ajitama egg (a marinated, soft-boiled egg), bamboo shoots, scallions and nori make to a bowl layered with personality. Vegetarians will find the egg and pork replaced by pickled mushrooms, but the overall effect is no less dazzling.
It began as an insanely popular pop-up and now it’s all grown up and has it’s own spot. Officemates give it an enthusiastic thumbs up.
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