It's no secret that Boston slurps up ramen as fast as the handful of local restaurants that serve it can churn the stuff out, and this summer there may be a new restaurant to help balance out ramen supply and demand. A post on Chowhound indicates that one of the ramen stalls that appeared at the Haru Matsuri (Spring Festival) this past weekend may be opening a restaurant in Porter Square this September: "As I understand it, the owner is a comedian in Japan who opened a number of successful ramen shops in Kansai, and he has now moved into the area so will open one up here." Porter Square is already home to Sapporo Ramen in the Porter Exchange, home of some of the most sought-after bowls in town. Other ramen fixes include the recurring pop-up Guchi's Midnight Ramen, Clio, Hanmaru, and Myers + Chang.
The only named vendor on the Haru Matsuri list is Bukkake Noodles. According to Wikipedia, "bukkake is used in Japan to describe a type of dish where hot broth is poured over noodles, as in bukkake udon and bukkake soba." Yes, it also means something gross, which could make sense if the owner is comedian.
· All coverage of ramen on Eater [~EBOS~]
· Boston Japan Festival in Copley [CH]
· Bukkake [Wikipedia]
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