The more ramen, the merrier. In the latest addition to the non-ramen-focused-restaurants-serving-ramen scene, East by Northeast will now feature the ever-popular noodle soup on Wednesday nights. The ingredients: handmade noodles in a pork-based broth with smoked pork confit, a soft-boiled egg, toasted nori, and "Chef Tang's own monkfish liver butter." If you have dietary restrictions or allergies, you're out of luck, because this one comes as is, in all its monkfish-livery glory. The restaurant is open from 5pm-10pm on Wednesdays.
Other non-ramen places where diners can get a ramen fix include backbar (now served all night — 4-10:30pm — on Mondays and Tuesdays and 4pm-6pm the rest of the week), Sweet Cheeks on Mondays, and Uni after 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
In other ramen news, several readers report that Ken's Ramen has soft-opened out in Providence. The owner is apparently a friend of the Ken from the shuttered Ken's Ramen in Allston, and the Providence spot is intended to be "a fusion of Totto ramen NYC x Tsujita LA x Ivan Ramen Tokyo x [the Allston] Ken's Ramen."
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