Ramen Obsession

Let me tell you, the obsession is real. A bowl of ramen gives me a sense of euphoria with its flavorful hot broth, chewy noodles, and tender meat. Even Shin Ramyun with an added egg prepared on the stove top makes me a happy girl. While the sodium intake may not be the best for me, I can’t resist. When I travel to different cities, I always look up ramen spots to try. I get excited every time a new restaurant opens up in my hometown. I even tried ramen in Iceland. It’s as if one of my life goals is to find the perfect bowl of ramen. Of course, that means I need to make a trip to Japan soon. But for now, I will make do with what I have in the states.

Below is my ranking of ramen establishments I have tried within the US:

1.High Five Ramen: 112 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607

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High Five Ramen with full spice

2. Toki Underground: 1234 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

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Kimchi Ramen (photo by Washingtonpost)

3. Totto: Various Locations in NY – 366 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

Extra Spicy Miso Ramen

4. Daikokuya: 327 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Spicy Miso + Shredded Pork Bowl Combo

5. Ippudo: 65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

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Karaka-men (photo provided by Ippudo)

6. Jinya: Various Locations across US – 2911 District Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031

JINYA Tonkotsu Black

7. Uncle: 2215 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211

Kimchi Ramen

8. Izakaya Sozai: 1500 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

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Tonkotsu w/ Pork Belly

9. La Brea Ramen Bar: 850 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Black Ramen

10. Daikaya: 705 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Spicy Miso Ramen

11. Sakuramen: 2441 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Tonkotsu Red

12. Marumen: 3250 Old Pickett Rd, Fairfax, VA 22031

Spicy Miso Ramen

 

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