More Ramen Week: Kasumi's Revisited

Seafood Chawan Mushi.

It's been a few months since our initial visit to Kasumi (“Mist” in Japanese), a ramen and yakitori shop hidden in the quiet Lakeside area. We're happy to report that you no longer have to choose between a ramen only lunch or a yakitori only dinner — both dishes are now available for dinner, and lunch service has been discontinued.

Since opening, the ramen options were simplified to just Shoyu or Tonkotsu. This modified menu suits them — the ramen was tastier than ever. Each bowl contains all the basics: ultra thin chasu, a half hanjuku egg, naruto, negi, menma, kikurage, nori, plus corn kernels. The Tonkotsu ($9.75) has the fatty and rich porkyness that'll keep ramen fans happy. Remember to add buta kakuni (stewed pork belly) for just $1.50 more — it's tender and delicious. Though, we should mention that it lacks caramelization. Well, you can't have everything.

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