Deliver your endurance with you once you head to Santa Clara’s Valley Truthful for a meal at Ramen Nagi.
Lengthy strains and lengthy waits are a part of the expertise at this cult favourite from Japan, which opened its first U.S. restaurant in Palo Alto over the summer time.
At Valley Truthful, Ramen Nagi joins one other Asian cult fave, Din Tai Fung, the Taiwan-born dumpling palace.
Nagi, based in 2004 by chef Satoshi Ikuta within the metropolis of Fukuoka, is legendary for its fusion takes on noodles in broth.
What units Ramen Nagi aside, our Palo Alto “first look” discovered, is that diners can customise the choices, which embrace 4 requirements, in addition to weekly specials. All of the ramens listed here are dubbed King Ramen, a moniker indicating ramen’s star standing. Noodles, thick and skinny, are made day by day with water purified in-house. These contemporary noodles cook dinner in a flash — 20 to 30 seconds is all it takes — however the massive inventory pots of tonkotsu, a pork-based broth, simmer for greater than 20 hours.
The restaurant chain boasts 4 signature kinds of King ramen:
— Unique Butao King, a conventional model made with a tonkotsu pork broth;
— Crimson King, with miso-infused minced pork in a broth kicked up with chile oil, cayenne pepper nad garlic;
— Black King, squid and minced pork with blackened garlic; and
— Inexperienced King, a tonkotsu broth infused with contemporary basil and olive oil and topped with parmesan.
Particulars: Ramen Nagi serves day by day from 11 a.m. to three p.m., then reopens for dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Valley Truthful, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd. The Palo Alto location, at 541 Bryant St., is open the identical hours. www.ramennagiusa.com