As Ganko Ittetsu Ramen is getting closer to opening in Brookline's Arcade building, as previously reported, the upcoming restaurant is throwing a second pop-up at Somerville's Reliable Market in Union Square after a successful event earlier this month. Taking place this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Ganko pop-up will feature three types of ramen by chef Ken Iwaoka for $10 each: miso, shoyu, and tan tan. According to Ganko's website, the miso ramen contains sauteed cabbage, bean sprouts, onion, Berkshire pork, a five-minute egg, corn, wakame, scallions, ginger, and sesame seeds; the shoyu ramen contains pulled pork, a five-minute egg, onion, scallions, nori, and sesame seeds; and the tan tan is a spicy sesame ramen with sauteed cabbage, onion, pickled vegetables, ground pork, cilantro, pickled mustard leaf, scallions, and wakame.
Meanwhile, popular pop-up OISA Ramen returns with an event at the new Bee's Knees Supply Company in Allston on Monday, September 21 (seatings at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. are already sold out; there's one more seating at 8 p.m. for $25.) The dinner includes four courses: a "superfood" salad with kale, spinach, pomegranate, avocado, and hemp seeds; smoked duck drumstick with apple and radicchio slaw; soy-tonkotsu soup with burnt garlic oil, pork belly, and soft-boiled egg; and coffee ice cream for dessert. (A vegetarian spicy miso ramen is available upon request (in advance) instead of the soy-tonkotsu option.)
Also, keep an eye on @yankiramen on Twitter and Instagram. The duo — two "ramen lords" named Mawa and Gidora — are currently exploring pop-up possibilities in the Boston and Cambridge area.