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Ramen's Popping Up All Over

Try Ganko Ittetsu Ramen and OISA Ramen at two upcoming events, and keep an eye on newcomer Yanki Ramen.

Ganko Ittetsu Ramen rendering
Ganko Ittetsu Ramen rendering
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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.

Bee's Knees Supply

1316 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA (617) 277-2337

Reliable Market

45 Union Square, , MA 02143 (617) 623-9620 Visit Website