With the cold weather, conditions are perfect for ramen. Bob & Jo recently brought back this noodle soup dish on their winter menu.
There are a lot of goodies in ramen, and you can get beef, chicken, spicy pork or tofu to go along with everything else. We went for the spicy pork.
It was $9 for ramen alone, and $10 for a Ramen Combo, which comes with 4 dumplings. How can you say no to 4 dumplings for $1? (Hint: We can’t.)
The dumplings were fried and crispy, with a ground meat and chive filling. They were small, and came with a small salad (but were only 25¢ each).
As we said, there are lots of ingredients in Bob & Jo’s ramen. This includes carrots, bean sprouts, cabbage, scallions, noodles, cilantro, and our favorite part of the dish, half a hard boiled egg. (Don’t know why they can’t give you the whole egg.)
Our second favorite part of the dish was the spicy pork, which had a tiny bit of sweetness (from a mirin marinade probably) and a nice kick. It wasn’t too spicy, but just right.
The noodles were on the soft side, but served as an ok base. We would prefer the noodles a little firmer.
The broth was tasty, especially after the spicy pork bathed in it on the way back to the office. Without spicy pork, the broth would not have been spicy.
With winter well on its way, we’ll try to bring you more cold weather dishes, like Bob & Jo’s ramen noodle soup.