Food We Love: Tonkotsu Ramen at Arashi Ramen

Warm up with this aromatic, velvety bowl of comfort

By Jessica Yadegaran

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December 21, 2016

This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of Seattle Magazine.

When it comes to winter warmers, I prefer a bowl of slowly simmered Japanese pork-and-noodle soup over chowder or chicken soup any day. I’m currently obsessed with the tonkotsu ramen at Arashi Ramen. For the shio (salt-based) tonkotsu ($8.95), master chef Daisuke Ueda, who splits his time between the popular Tukwila location and the new, 29-seat dining room in Ballard, simmers his broth for 16 hours. The result is an aromatic, almost velvety bowl of comfort topped with pork belly, a soft-boiled egg, bean sprouts and green onions. Mmm. I love cold weather. Ballard, 5401 20th Ave. NW, 206.492.7933; and Tukwila, 17045 Southcenter Pkwy., 253.220.8722; arashiramen.com 

 

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