Tori Ramen: the balance and depth of flavor of the shio-style (salt) broth is incredibly satisfying, just as a truly excellent bowl of ramen should be.
Slurping Turtle's hiyashi-chuka is sort of like a light summertime pasta salad, by way of Japan. The dish is anchored by a bed of chilled, wavy ramen noodles—slippery, springy, and full of bite.
While Takashi leans toward fine dining and Noodles By Takashi follows the fast-food format, Slurping Turtle seems to split the difference, offering reasonable prices, sit-down service and, best of all, the same ramen served at the outstanding Sunday noodle brunches at Takashi.
For years, the ramen in Chicago has felt unloved. That has slowly been changing, but this year seemed to be the tipping point, as a whole new group of restaurants popped up with a desire to do things right. It seemed like the perfect time to reevaluate the scene.
Now, we love Southern-style fried chicken, with its crispy and well seasoned crust, but we also know that numerous other cuisines have their own equally delicious way with the bird.
The team at Slurping Turtle spent a long time perfecting a new ramen recipe, one that captured the right balance of lightness, gluten-driven elasticity, and bite. To make it in-house, the restaurant uses a Yamato LM10062IUS, a sophisticated, Japanese-made ramen noodle-making machine.
Food on a stick is extraordinarily versatile—you have skewers, kababs, satay, Japanese grilled food, and lots more. And the best part about food on a stick? It's just plain fun!
Ceviche in Chicago comes in many shapes and sizes, portions and prices. Here's a broad sampling from the whole refreshingly citrusy gamut.
Nearly two years ago, we took stock of the ramen scene in Chicago. Now, with a whole new group of restaurants trying their hand at the bowl, we reassess the situation with fresh eyes.
A bento box promises a seemingly contradictory experience: an array of wildly different options, all of which are meticulously and thoughtfully organized into compartments. Here are 8 great options in Chicago.
Once the largest building in the world, the Merchandise Mart spans multiple blocks and feels like a little community of its own.