Buta Ramen at Yume Wo Katare

By MC SLIM JB  |  November 16, 2012

Yeah, it's just soup. But the whole — the deep-flavored broth, luscious as gravy; the perfectly al dente, fresh noodles; the euphoria-inducing dose of garlic; and above all, the superbly tender, flavorful, fat-edged pork belly — is somehow more than the sum of its parts. Worth the trouble? For a certain kind of dedicated food nerd, it will be, in a way that has nothing to do with velvet-rope exclusivity. Yume Wo Katare offers a rare glimpse of a gifted artist executing one very specific thing, albeit an admittedly humble thing, extraordinarily well. I hate restaurant queues too, but I'm waiting in that one again soon.

*The less said about instant ramen, the better, but if you must, dorm-room ramen from a packet is the subway when it smells awful, you'll be trapped on it for the next hour due to a disabled train ahead, and you have to pee.

YUME WO KATARE | 1923 MASS AVE, CAMBRIDGE

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