Dear Paul Qui,
For too long, Ramen has suffered from an image problem. It has been a difficult task to disassociate our ourselves from the 10 cent packs of noodles consumed in dorm rooms. Too many Styrofoam cups of “Ramen” have been consumed in a gas station parking lots by too many people. It came to define cheap filler food. To be honest, I didn’t even know that Ramen was a particular style of Japanese soup; I always assumed it was just a brand of cheap noodles.
Now Ramen is the hottest thing going and in my Austin-centric mind, you get the credit. I have yet to try any Ramen as satisfying as your squid ink (with an egg of course). I may have moved away from Austin last summer, but I have not moved on from East Side King. I’m stuck on it. I’ve even come pretty close to duplicating the brussel sprout salad.
Any rec’s for Ramen in Dallas? I’ve been waiting for Ten Ramen to open for ages…