$18 for a winter yakitori tasting dinner with sake or cocktails for two or more people ($35.35 value)
- Tebasaki chicken wings with sea salt
- Momo chicken thighs
- Harami skirt steak
- Shishito pepper
- Grilled salmon
- Duck kochi rice cake with gochujang sauce
- Cherry tomatoes with bacon
- One large bottle of hot or cold sake or two cocktails
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At Raku, a Japanese gastropub, Chef Gio Park, who has more than 25 years of experience, specializes in ramen, but also offers yakitori, a Japanese preparation of skewered and grilled chicken similar to tapas. Ramen bowls may be composed of soup, noodles, and toppings, but they bear little resemblance to the college staple. Read on to learn more about each component.
- Soup: The most popular broths are shio, or salt; tonkotsu, or pork; shoyu, or soy sauce; and miso, or fermented soybean.
- Noodles: Ramen noodles vary in consistency, size, shape, and texture. Generally, shio ramen is served with straight noodles, tonkotsu features straight noodles, and shoyu and miso are served with curly noodles.
- Toppings: There’s no end to the selection of ramen toppings at Raku. However, braised pork belly, seaweed, scallions, and bean sprouts are among the most popular.