Tamashii Ramen - Chicago
Chicago’s love of ramen shows no sign of waning; and that love will be strengthened by Tamashii Ramen.
Tamashii Ramen promises that “Our atmosphere is traditional but unique, and each dish is composed to ensure a bold yet simplistic culinary adventure.”
The starters go from very traditional – fried gyoza, sea salt edamame, and seaweed salad – to offer some items that might be unfamiliar to even the seasoned ramen enthusiast. Consider Classic Chicken Karaage, a process that involves lightly coating small pieces of marinated chicken with flour, potato, or corn starch, and then quickly frying. It’s a great way to start a dinner at Tamashii.
Of course, many who visit Tamashii Ramen are looking for the namesake soup. For the ramen lover, there’s Shoyu Ramen (paired with premium steak tenderloin and served with bean sprouts, menma, green onion, pickled ginger, and poached egg); Miso Ramen (with miso made in house paired with pork chashu and served with bean sprouts, sweet corn, menma, green onion, and ajitsuke tamago) and Spicy Ramen (Spicy Ramen with house-made chili sauce paired with Tamashii pork and clam meat sauce and served with bean sprouts, kikurage mushroom, green onion, spicy radish, crispy pork skin, and ajitsuke tamago). There’s also a veggie option for those of us who are trying to stick to a more plant-based dining experience.
If your tastes tend more toward the carbs, there’s a good selection of yakisoba stir-fried noodles and don buri rice bowls featuring chicken, pork belly, tuna and salmon. Tamashii is especially proud of their veggie don buri, with Japanese short-grain rice, flash-fried tofu, sweet corn, kikurage mushroom, green onion, and bean sprouts, all seasoned with gluten-free soy sauce.