Ramen is the hottest dish of the year, and no one is doing it better than John Ng and Lina Goh. From Kanazawa to Osaka, the co-owners have traveled to Japan countless times, undertaking a massive international study of ramen. They’ve become fast friends with some of the biggest names in the ramen business and have a reputation for putting together bowls of significant flavors. The broth is the key, carefully balanced with accompanying herbs and oils.
Great Plate: The weekend ramen special features creative twists on regional specialties, but it’s available only in limited quantities.
602 Washington Ave. S., Mpls, 612-332-3936, zenboxizakaya.com