Slurp ramen – Slurp Noodle Bar

Slurp ramen - Slurp Noodle Bar
Pork chashu, sous-vide egg, kikurage, chives, nori, scallions, corn, roasted garlic, bacon-tonkatsu broth. $13.95
Slurp Noodle Bar, San Francisco CA

This ramen was good, and decently priced. I liked the sous-vide egg, but I wish there was more chashu. I really enjoyed the complimentary kimchi and chips though.

Kimchi and chips - Slurp Noodle Bar
Kimchi and chips. Complimentary

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Ajisen ramen – Ajisen Ramen

Ajisen ramen - Ajisen Ramen
Chashu, boiled egg. $8.75
Ajisen Ramen, San Francisco CA

This was decent. I wish the boiled eggs was a bit softer, but this is one of the more affordable ramens you can get for lunch downtown.

Kara miso cha-shu ramen – Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

Kara miso cha-shu ramen - Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Spicy miso ramen with double portion of pork cha-shu. $15.80
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Toronto CANADA

This was tasty! I loved the spice level of the broth, and the ingredients were great. The ramen noodles also had a nice bite to them. I just wished the chasiu was cut a little thinner so it would’ve been easier to eat. These were pretty thick and harder to eat.

Tori paitan ramen – Mensho Tokyo

Tori paitan ramen - Mensho Tokyo
Rich and creamy chicken soup, pork chashu, duck chashu, menma, kale, burdock, katsuobushi sauce. Double chashu $18
Mensho Tokyo, San Francisco CA

Overall,  I thought this place was overrated – especially for the price! I will admit that this tori paitan broth was delicious. I loved how rich and fatty it was, but I’m sure it’s not for everyone. I thought that the topping were mediocre though. Both the chasu pork and duck were bland and boring, and the other toppings were kept to a minimum. You think they’ve give you a bit more for almost 20 bucks for this slightly small bowl. Meh, wouldn’t go back.

Spicy miso ramen – Daikaya

Spicy miso ramen - Daikaya
Shiro-miso, roast pork (chashu), bean sprout, onion, garlic, ground pork, nori, and scallion. Add butabara kakuni (pork belly). $16.25
Daikaya, Washington DC

This place is super popular and busy during lunch (and I’m sure at night as well). I was able to squeeze into the counter to enjoy my bowl of ramen. The spicy miso broth very tasty, but I feel like it was a bit on the salty side. I’m glad I opted for the additional pork belly.

Daikaya
Small kitchen area where the magic happens!

Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Pennsylvania Avenue NW.