If you follow me on Instagram you know one thing about me, I love Ramen! I usually make a few trips to Ramen Bar a month. Well when I was in Chicago I wanted to check out at least one of the Ramen shop there. After doing some research it seemed that many people were raving about Strings Ramen.
Strings is located in the heart of Chicago’s Chinatown, which you should check out anyways if you have the chance. You’ll find Strings right across from New Chinatown Square. It is a very small Ramen shop, which most good Ramen shops tend to be.
The menu is pretty simple, you have the choice between Shoyu Ramen, Shio Ramen, Miso Ramen, Tonkotsu Ramen, or Hell Ramen. Hell Ramen is of course spicy ramen and they actually have a challenger for it, but we will leave that for another day. The menu actually helps you learn about ramen if you are new to it. It has sections like Ramen Guide 101 and Ramen Terminology. Also all of the staff were extremely friendly and guided us through the menu.
I decided to go with the Kuro Buta (pork) Shoyu Ramen. When it came out it look amazing, but after digging in it tasted quite amazing too!
The ramen noodles were cooked perfectly and the broth was very rich in taste. Besides the pork the ramen was topped with Menma, nori, scallions, and red ginger. The bowl of Ramen is definitely enough for one person, but if you are with a group I would suggest everyone ordering something different and sharing.