Well...It's me, Alien.
With Alien's dearst ramen.
Alien went to Chicago for good ramen.
A restaurant of miso ramen.
Just miso ramen... how brave are they to open a place that only serves miso ramen in the US.
It is located in Arlington Heights, a suburb of Chicago where relatively many Japanese live.
Alien went there after lunch time, but it was busy.
That's a good sign of tastly ramen.
Checking menu while waiting.
Uhh rice miso is categorized as Hokkaido style.
Fries on ramen is unusual... Do fried potatos symbolize Hokkaido maybe? (Hokkaido is the northernmost prefecture in Japan, which is famous for sea foods, corns, potatos, etc.)
Shiro (White) miso is Kyoto style, fried tofu on top (Kyoto is famous for tofu).
Aka (Red) miso is Nagoya style, a deep-fried shrimp on top (Nagoya is famous for deep-fried shrimps).
Uhhh all ramen bowls come with fried stuff. That's not usual in Japan. Do they make ramen more attractive for Americans maybe?
It was about 30 minutes wait.
Alien got a seat.
Oh here is a special menu.
Tokyo miso tonkotsu (pork bone broth).
This bowl of ramen doesn't include fried stuff.
Uhhh it's hard to decide...
Well, let's eat two.
First, let's have Hokkaido miso chashu(barbecued pork) ramen. $12.75.
It looks the same as ramen Alien used to eat in Japan, except fried potatos.
Yum yum yum!
The thick garlic-flavored miso soup goes great with the thick noodles.
Chashu melts in Alien's mouth.
Boild bean sprouts and cabbage freshnes Alien's mouth.
It is a bit pricey, but it worths it. Ramen-loving Alien was satisfied.
This is Tokyo miso tonkotsu ramen. $10.
Alien added a chasu. $1.5.
The thick soup and thick noodles match greatly. Yum yum.
Yummy harmony of thick tonkotsu broth and miso. The spicy miso topping added hotness and saltiness.
Alien was happy with this ramen too.
Happy ramen time was over. Let's go home.
The two bowls of ramen worth to drive for an hour and a half from Milwaukee.
Driver's licence helps Alien explore the earth.