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Is there a better vegetarian dish in the District . . .

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Is there a better vegetarian dish in the District . . .

Marty L. | Oct 22, 2013 12:57 PM

. . . than Daikaya's veggie ramen? Because if there is, it's surely something I want to know about right away.

I'm not sure this is even my favorite ramen at Daikaya -- I really love the miso and shio, too -- but it's a great, great bowl of soup. Wonderfully fresh and tasty snow peas, carrots, brussel sprouts, wood-ear and (fantastic) shiitake mushrooms. My favorite noodles in the city. (Disclosure: Still haven't been to Toki and thus can't compare.) And a broth made from garlic, ginger, sesame, seaweed and who knows what else that is surprisingly rich and complex, notwithstanding the absence of any animal protein. (Not *as* rich and complex as the miso, mind you, but the furthest thing from a wan veggie stock.)

If I were a vegetarian, I'd be dropping my $17 (after tip and tax -- and even more if one adds corn or egg, both of which improve it even further) there all too often. Unless, of course, there are equally delicious veggie offerings elsewhere at an even lower price point, in which case, by all means please fill this thread with recommendations!

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