America's Best Ramen

Courtesy of Brandon Ching

Japan’s comfort food has become a certified craze. Here’s where to find the best bowls of noodles for a steaming slurp.

Chuko Ramen, Brooklyn, NY

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Six months in Japan spent studiously slurping ramen paid off for co-owner Jamison Blankenship, previously chef de cuisine at Morimoto, whose Prospect Heights ramen joint is famous for its wait, which can span hours, as well as his craft approach to the dish. Noodles are custom-made by cult producer Sun Noodles, and everything else is made in-house, from a warming pork-bone broth in winter to a humidity-fighting summer option that’s chilled. Vegetarians can nosh year round on a miso-based broth with toppings like butternut squash, cabbage, and fresh bamboo. barchuko.com

America's Best Ramen

Chuko Ramen, Brooklyn, NY

Six months in Japan spent studiously slurping ramen paid off for co-owner Jamison Blankenship, previously chef de cuisine at Morimoto, whose Prospect Heights ramen joint is famous for its wait, which can span hours, as well as his craft approach to the dish. Noodles are custom-made by cult producer Sun Noodles, and everything else is made in-house, from a warming pork-bone broth in winter to a humidity-fighting summer option that’s chilled. Vegetarians can nosh year round on a miso-based broth with toppings like butternut squash, cabbage, and fresh bamboo. barchuko.com

Courtesy of Brandon Ching
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