Brace, noodle lovers: Addison's Ramen Hakata will open its doors to the public next Monday. The restaurant has also launched its official website, replete with salivary gland-activating photos of ramen bowls (but don't get too excited just yet, as they're just stock images). While the website doesn't have a menu posted just yet, it does offer some information on their featured dish, the rich pork-based tonkotsu ramen served at places like Tei-An: "The ramen features a rich broth, made by simmering high quality pork bones for at least 12 hours over high heat. This method of cooking releases bone marrow into the broth, giving the broth its milky white appearance and gelatinous characteristics. Skinny ramen noodles flown in fresh from California will accompany the rich broth. A variety of toppings such as Chashu pork, soft boiled egg, mushrooms, and more are prepared with care every day."
Of course, it will remain to be seen just how legit (or not) Ramen Hakata's ramen really is — although an employment ad seeking bilingual Japanese/English speakers is probably a good sign. Ramen Hakata will be open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays; it's BYOB and there's also free wifi (although hot soup and a laptop is maybe not the best combination?).
· Ramen Hakata [Official]
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