Discovering Engimono feels like winning some kind of ramen lottery. The broths are very comforting whether you keep it classic with miso or go for a spicy option, but what sets this place apart from other spots in the city are the pieces of sliced pork that come on top. They’re perfectly tender soup rafts that have a nice char. You won’t want to skip the appetizers either, which range from katsu and dumplings to loaded fries covered with bonito flakes and chicken karaage. Unlike all of the things you’ll impulse-buy at Target next door, you seriously need this ramen.
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