Hot miso ramen with extra pork at Samurai
3912 N. Oracle Road, No. 100, 293-1963
We think one of our writers is a zombie. He grumps around most of year, irritable, complaining, intolerable to be around. Then magically, every winter, something happens, and he turns into a completely different person. "It's here," he'll croak, a gleam in his eye. Ramen has returned to Samurai, and we all breathe a sigh of relief. Remember those cheap little packets of cardboard ramen from college, 20 for a buck? Well, forget 'em--this is REAL Japanese ramen. We have no idea what secret ingredient the Samurai folks put in theirs, but we guarantee it's the best ramen soup you'll ever have: miso broth, exquisitely cooked thin slices of savory pork, real noodles, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, green onions and a slice of crab roll. Heaven.