When you hear about Japanese ramen, it’s the tonkotsu (pork broth) version that often gets the mic.
Yes, tonkotsu, we hear you and love you, but we’re turning up the volume on a variation that’s memorable in a very different, equally hearty and full-bodied way – the vegetarian buttered corn ramen from Easy Tyger (1230 E. Brady St.; $12).
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When the parts come together, it’s pure magic: the miso broth that catches your throat from the heat of the chili oil; the long, curvy noodles that soak up the liquid but stay firm; the soy egg that unleashes its soft, creamy yolk; the substantial hunks of breaded, herbed tofu that add to the rich symphony; and last but certainly not least, the coriander-lime compound butter and sweet charred corn that give it its silky, gratifying identity.
An essential elixir for this time of year.