Spicy Tonkatsu Ramen from Obu Ramen House in South Bay
Bay Area ramen addicts couldn’t possibly have it better: Next to Japan, this is one of the best places in America to slurp down a big, flavorful bowl of the stuff. From porky, fatty tonkotsu broth to clean, light yuzu versions, here’s where to DoorDash the best renditions of ramen in town.
San Francisco’s cutest Japanese bodega doesn’t just offer rare craft beers and specialty snacks; you can also order food to go (try the combo of a half-bowl of miso ramen and the store’s well-known omusubi, or rice balls).
Shoyu, or soy sauce-based ramen broth, is a specialty of Tokyo and known for a savory, deep flavor that isn’t as heavy as many other ramen broths. Try this version, which also includes chicken stock in the base.
One of the standouts at this noodle spot in La Lengua is the Black Edition Ramen, which features double-thick ramen noodles—a specialty here—as well as Hakata tonkotsu broth, fermented black garlic oil that’s been roasted with bincho charcoal, garlic chips, wakame, and a five-spice soy sauce egg.