There’s nothing better than a rich, creamy and warm bowl of ramen when it’s freezing cold outside.
Broth choice aside, there’s nothing quite like a bowl of hot ramen to warm you up on a cold winter’s day. If you’re looking to slurp down on a steamy bowl of noodles in a flavorful broth we know a few places you may want to check out. From creamy pork tonkotsu to 48-hour chicken broth all served with noodles cooked to perfection, here are some of our favorite spots to grab ramen in The Hub. And the best part? They’re all open for delivery!
1. Hojoko, Fenway
Known for its original take on Asian food and drinks, Hojoko offers only two kinds of ramen. It’s “funky chicken ramen” ($18) is served in a flavorful 48-hour chicken broth with menma, robata grilled koji chicken and a creamy soy-egg, while its “spicy miso ramen” ($18) comes with hatcho miso, spicy pork, corn tempura and menma all served in the same 48-hour chicken broth.
Where: 1271 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215.
2. Santouka, Back Bay
Could we even have a ramen round-up without Santouka? We think not! the famous Japanese chain specializes in pork shio broth made by simmering pork bones for 20 hours to achieve its rich, creamy texture. But if you like spicy you should try their spicy miso ramen which features three kinds of chili peppers added to a miso sauce based on their secret recipe. And if you’re vegetarian, Santouka’s also got you covered with an option featuring menma kikurage mushrooms, soy marinated wheat gluten, and umeboshi.
Where: Back Bay — 66 Hereford St, Boston, MA 02115; Cambridge — 1 Bow St, Cambridge, MA 02138.
3. Ganko Ittetsu Ramen, Coolidge Corner
This Coolidge Corner outpost focuses on Sapporo-style ramen and caramelizes its veggies before letting them simmer, making their broth distinctly flavorful. Their short and sweet menu features six incredible options (Gankara miso, gantetsu shoyu, shio, miso, shoyu and tan tan) that will warm your soul right up!
Where: 318 Harvard St #3, Brookline, MA 02446.
4. Isshindo Ramen, Allston
Housed inside Allston’s 88 Supermarket has an option for everyone all the way from creamy pork tonkotsu to vegetarian-friendly noodle soups with a sweet tomato broth.
Where: 1 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134.
5. Yume Wo Katare, Cambridge
If you have a tough time deciding what choice of broth you’d like then we’d recommend trying Yume Wo Katare. This ramen house specializes in Jiro-style bowls and will make things easy for you when deciding what to choose. Their decadent broth is made from slowly simmering pork bones for over 24 hours, and the thick noodles are also made in-house. When ordering your bowl you’ll only have to make two choices: whether you’d like fresh garlic on top or not and whether you’d like two or five pieces of pork. Easy and delicious!
Where: 1923 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140.
6. Oisa Ramen, Downtown
You might want to make your way to Oisa as soon as possible. Unfortunately, this heavenly ramen outpost will be closing at the end of the year but you’ve still got time to enjoy its flavorful offerings. They serve some killer noodles and you’ll be surprised to find their silky broth is lighter than most but still equally delicious. A great option if you’re looking for something lighter but still want to enjoy a fresh, steaming bowl of ramen.
Where: 1 3/4 Broad St, Boston, MA 02109.
7. Amateras, Downtown
Looking for endless options? Amateras is probably the place to go to. This ramen shop located just off of South Station offers over 10 options of broth, each as equally delectable as the next. If you’re into spicy ramen, their extreme miso will definitely keep you warm all throughout the winter with just one bowl!
Where: 112 South St, Boston, MA 02111.
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