Nelson Trautman | Chicago Reader

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Re: “Noodle bar Oiistar goes to Changian lengths

Dude. You drive me crazy when you write about ramen. Are you kidding me with the Santouka @ Mitsuwa praise? It's only barely better than Noodles by Takashi. I rode my bike all the way out there years ago because people like you who have no idea what ramen should taste like misled me into believing there was a special bowl to be had. It's terrible! You write about ramen like someone who has read about it in books for years but has only just discovered it in real life. The best ramen in Chicago is, in order from best to least best: Wasabi, Slurping Turtle, Yusho, Cocoro. How can you possible compare the thin dry slices of chashu, the gray overcooked egg and the flat one-note broth of Santouka to the deeply rich broth, thick fatty chashu, and always perfectly golden liquid-yolked egg of Wasabi?

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Posted by Nelson Trautman on 01/30/2013 at 3:30 PM

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