There's been a little bit of a lull in the ramen boom of late. When the scene isn't particular strong, it's more important than ever to know your best bets. Here are eight great places to slurp in the Seattle area.
True ramen fans will slurp soup even on a hot summer day. But if you're looking for a cooler alternative, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka is serving up seasonal noodles that will satisfy.
For Eater Seattle, here are my recommendations of great Japanese restaurants in the area.
After a tonkotsu ramen immersion in Fukuoka (and Tokyo), I return to Seattle to try three new restaurants serving the same style of ramen here. One is great, one is good...and one is a flop.
You don't have to go to Japan to get a good bowl of ramen. Reporting for Northwest Palate magazine, here are some I sampled in the Pacific Northwest.
In the second of three food reports from Vancouver (the previous covering some splurges and snacks), I offer a Japanese interlude. The featured eateries:
Manzo Japanese Restaurant
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
G-Men Noodle House