Posts Tagged ‘ramen’

Noodle Bar Yona Will Take Over Mike Isabella’s G Next Month

Chef Jonah Kim will also host cooking classes.

Watch a Dirt Biker Jump Over 50 Gallons of Homemade Ramen

Evel Knievel could successfully jump over 16 cars, but he never cleared a 50-gallon vat of ramen. That distinguished achievement went to some guy on a dirt bike nicknamed Tim "Mud Dog" this past weekend. First, an important detail: "We did cover the soup with Saran wrap before he jumped over it with the bike. A lot of people have been really […]

Daikaya’s Cold Ramen Debut Gets Stalled by the FDA

If you’ve been anticipating the arrival of Daikaya's cold hiyashi ramen, you’ll have to wait a little longer. One of the key ingredients has been held up by the Food and Drug Administration en route from Japan. No, Daikaya isn’t importing anything exotic or illicit. Co-Owner Daisuke Utagawa says the missing ingredient is part of the […]

Soup Dreams: Daikaya Chef Katsuya Fukushima Trades High-End Molecular Gastronomy for Traditional Ramen

Chef Katsuya Fukushima made a career in cutting-edge cuisine, experimenting with spherification, foams, smoke—even meat-flavored chewing gum. He helped José Andrés open the original six-seat Minibar, where he was chef de cuisine, and he cooked for eight months at El Bulli in Spain, a former Mecca for molecular gastronomy. Fukushima also had a heavy hand […]

Daikaya Opens on Feb. 14

Daikaya has been leading us on with its opening date for more than a year now. We hope it won't break our hearts this Valentine's Day. That's when, at last, the ramen shop is slated to open. The 40-seat ground floor, where Sapporo-style ramen will be served, will open at 5 p.m. on Feb. 14. […]

The Art of the Slurp

Properly eating ramen is an art requiring strategy, chopstick finesse, and a very loud slurp. Toki Underground chef Erik Bruner-Yang recruited four friends to demonstrate their own methods. (In order of appearance, they are: Keith Joe, Philippe Medina, Brady Shannon, and Dennis Rosensteel.) Each came up with a name for their techniques—like "The Godzilla" or […]

Ramen Corner

At first glance, the listing for “pig ramen” seems as alien as SpaghettiOs on a sushi menu. Among the lamb and pork meatballs and Carolina smoked barbecue available at The Pig, Logan Circle’s newest hog-centric Americana eatery, I’m surprised to find a bowl of Asian noodle soup. Perhaps I shouldn’t be. In a time when […]

Sakuramen’s Butt-Ugly Guardian

Ramen joint Sakuramen opened its doors in Adams Morgan yesterday. And like other restaurants around town, there's a little bit of superstition going on behind the scenes.  Inside the cozy, low-ceiling spot, you'll find a mural of this ramen-slurping bad ass. Co-owner Jonathan Cho tells us the character is derived from the Japanese guardian warrior […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Talk To The Hand At Rasika Edition

About that big hand at Rasika West End [Post] José Andrés named one of the 100 most influential people in the world. [Time] A total of 14 new restaurants are coming to 14th Street NW [Dining Bisnow] Feastly's ramen pop-up at Blind Dog Cafe draws 300 requests for 35 seats.  [Twitter] Five D.C. crawfish spots […]

V Street, Meet Sake

Construction is now underway at the future site of Izakaya Seki, the planned 40-seat Japanese bar and restaurant, located in the former Spott's Barber Shop space at 1117 V Street NW. That much is certain. Exactly when you'll be able to eat there isn't quite clear yet. "I don't know when we're opening," says proprietor […]