Strings sets itself apart from the recent influx of ramen slingers by making its own noodles in the basement on a Japanese machine, and they’re firm, with a nice bite. Get them in a variety of ramen bowls, like the tonkotsu, which has a deep, meaty broth filled with garlic, sesame, scallions and thick slabs of pork. Add an egg and it’ll come with a perfectly cooked yolk that spills into the broth. There’s a happy hour, from 3-5pm, when you can get three free oden sticks, which are skewers served in broth—we liked the soft egg as well as the fish ball. Finish it off with a sweet Japanese soda, and you won’t miss dessert.
Strings Ramen Shop
|Venue name:||Strings Ramen Shop|
2141 S Archer Ave
|Cross street:||W Cermak Road|
|Opening hours:||Wed-Mon 11am-11pm|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Cermak-Chinatown. Bus: 21, 62.|