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Agu Ramen Hot Mess

Houston’s Best Restaurants For Ramen

Posted: May 11, 2017 at 10:00 am   /   Houston's Best, Ramen

With the recent influx of chains from Hawaii and Austin, as well as a bunch of places simply trying to capitalize on a particularly long-lived trend, it seems like there’s a ramen joint on every other corner in Houston now (or at least in most neighborhoods). However, ramen is much more tricky to execute correctly than many […]

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Agu Ramen Hot Mess

Agu Ramen Offers A “Hot Mess,” But The Flavor Approach Is Quite In Order

Posted: January 12, 2017 at 6:51 pm   /   Food Finds, Ramen

It initially sounds bizarre: garlicky, tonkotsu ramen (amped up with black garlic oil, garlic butter and garlic chips, no less) topped with a heap of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. It’s called the “Innovative Hot Mess” and is one of the specialties of Agu Ramen, a Hawaiian-based chain under Okinawa-born chef Hisahi Uehara. Since November, they’ve already opened […]

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Eats & Greets: New Rice Village Ramen Shop Nao Is Now Open

Posted: December 6, 2016 at 2:48 pm   /   Food Finds, Ramen

With Kubo’s no longer open, the Rice Village shopping district hasn’t had much to choose from in the way of Japanese food, but “Nao” that’s changed. (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Nao Ramen House is now open in the space that was formerly the restaurant “55” at 5510 Morningside. It’s owned by Piran Esfahani, who is also […]

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