"If you like a robust and big style of ramen, Ramen Halu has knocked one out of the park with this special miso ramen," says Melanie Wong. It's available through the end of April.
It's not just miso that gives this soup its flavor. There's some apple mixed in there, lightening the rich, porky broth. But make no mistake, this is still a gut-buster. Cha shu, here made with Kurobuta bacon cut, is fabulous. Marinated in miso, it's roasted and griddled instead of the usual braise, making it nicely browned and extra flavorful. Then there's the nutty roasted garlic oil, adding yet another level of flavor.
And heads up, ramen fans: Halu's special anniversary lobster ramen is returning next month.
Ramen Halu [South Bay]
375 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose