We’ve highly considered filling up an empty milk jug with Hinodeya Ramen’s excellent dashi broth so we can take a few sips of it every day from home—it’s that good. But until we gather up the courage (and jug) to put this plan into action, we’ll settle for grabbing a table at the walk-in only Japantown spot and getting into their house ramen, which comes with char siu, bamboo shoots, and a soft-boiled egg.

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