Just had to share this real quick. Been looking for a really good ramen spot near Portland and yesterday, I happened upon this new joint, Ramen Ryoma located in/near the Uwajimaya Japanese grocery store in Beaverton.
I had to take the ramen to-go because I had my doggy waiting at home for a walk, and I wan’t too sure how it would hold up once I got home…
It was really good.
I ordered the miso ramen with additional chashu (two extra pieces of pork belly.) The prices are very reasonable here so I decided to go for the splurge. Once I got it home, I had to re-construct it from separate containers — the noodles and broth and the pork were all packed separate (which was good) so once I put it all in a bowl…
All I can say is that I’m happy that this place is only minutes from where I live. For me, ramen is all about the chewiness of the noodles, good broth and the chashu. I hate broth that is too salty or too thin. I don’t like pork belly that is too chewy or tough or stringy. This place had them both nailed. There was a ton of flavor in the pork and it was very tender. In addition, the “hand massaged” rustic noodles were pretty good too. Most likely, you’ll hear more from me about this place, but for now, I just wanted to let you know that you should get off your butt and go give this place a try! They just opened in July.
Check out their website for more.