For the love of Ramen…

“Ramen is a Japanese dish that consists of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat or fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and uses toppings such as sliced pork, dried seaweed, menma, and green onions.”  If you have never had authentic ramen, it is a soothing comfort food that hits you on cold, rainy or gloomy days like a bright ray of sunshine. With its silky-rich broth and chewy noodles, you can’t help but fall in love.  But it doesn’t have to be a cold and dreary day for me to crave it.  One of the best places to eat ramen in the City is Goro Ramen + Izakaya located in the very popular Plaza District.  It has become a favorite weekly lunch date for me and my son.

We start out with the Tofu Nikuman – a house-made steamed bun with fried tofu, pickled cucumbers,  mushroom sauce, fried shallot, and negi [green onions].  These are a great little appetizer before the main event.

The ramen.  My favorite is the Yasai – vegan broth, tofu, roasted tomato, mushrooms, fried shallots, and negi.  This big bowl of delicious goodness is enough to fill me up and then some.

Today is one of those dreary rainy days that a big bowl of delicious ramen is perfect for…lunch anyone?

Do you have a favorite comfort food?  I’d love to hear your favorites in the comments below!

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  • Lee Ann Maloney-Fant

    That looks wonderful. That is not what I think of when I hear Ramen. I would love to try this but I’m not sure where we could get it around here. I’m going to research it. My favorite comfort food is Macaroni and Cheese from McAlister’s Deli.

    • Lisa

      I know what you mean. When I heard Ramen, I thought of those packages of Ramen they sell at Wal-mart. I hope you get a chance to have some real Ramen someday. On the other hand, Macaroni and Cheese is probably my second favorite comfort food!

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