Chicago is no doubt a great city. And soon it will be a great ramen city too.
The only ramen shop that I could find open for lunch today was Cocoro. And this was the only ramen shop so far that I was able to order in Japanese. The folks at Cocoro definitely have a sincere heart.
I ordered the Shoyu Ramen and a sincere shoyu ramen came out.
This was not a bad bowl, and it also wasn't very good...
But it had heart. And sometimes that's all it takes to make me smile.
Still needing some last minute ingredients, we found our way to Mitsuwa. So naturally, we slurped at Santouka.
Santouka is Santouka is Santouka is Santouka, but it's not Santouka. You know what I mean?
Oh man, I was so busy prepping today that I missed Fish Fry Friday!!
It's all good.
The soup is ready to go!!
And after dropping it off at Elideas...
It was off to...
A ramen and paired cocktail course?
Spring - cherry blossom.
Summer - バーベキュー。
Autumn - japanese pickleback.
Winter - グラスホッパー。
I've never had a course like this. ever!
Hands down the best cocktails I've ever had.
And double hands down the best ramen in Chicago. The flavors and aromas were phenomenal.
Thank you Akiko Moorman! Thank you Will Shear! Thank you Phil Foss! Thank you The Avery!!