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JINYA Jumps Into the Brisket Ramen Game in Houston

Posted: November 1, 2018 at 7:18 am   /   Barbecue, Food Finds, Ramen

Earlier this year, Ramen Tatsu Ya introduced Houstonians to a brisket-infused bowl of ramen.The Austin-based noodle house teamed up with Brenham’s Truth Barbecue to roll out two seasonal dishes, each featuring pitmaster Leonard Botello IV’s brisket. Each time was a one-day only event which drew lines and, of course, sold out relatively quickly. Now, chef Tomonori Takahashi of JINYA Ramen Bar has […]

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Ramen Tatsu-Ya And Truth Barbeque Join Forces On A Houston Brisket Ramen

Posted: April 6, 2018 at 12:37 pm   /   Barbecue, Food Finds, Ramen

On Monday, April 9, the Houston outpost of Ramen Tatsu-Ya is welcoming Leonard Botello IV, pitmaster and owner of Brenham’s acclaimed Truth Barbeque, for his first-ever collaboration in Houston. The ramen shop and barbecue joint is rolling out a Smoked Shoyu Tonkotsu Ramen from 5 p.m. until sold out. The smoky, savory dish is made with pit-smoked shoyu (soy sauce made with […]

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spicy kimchi miso ramen at Koji

First Bite: Koji Ramen Bar Now Open In Spring

Posted: March 7, 2018 at 5:51 pm   /   Food Finds, Ramen

Houston has some terrific ramen restaurants but until now none of them were in or around Spring or The Woodlands. Koji Ramen Bar at 25403 I-45 in Spring (no relation to Koji’s Ramen Bistro at 13207 Jones in Houston, according to a Koji Ramen Bar employee) opened its doors on Friday, February 23 to quite a crowd. […]

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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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