As most of you know, I am a Ramen fanatic. When I heard the news that Marukin Ramen (A Toyko ramen chain) was coming to PDX. I was pumped! I attended the soft opening last week. I really enjoyed this ramen and noticed it is much different from other ramens around the city. The difference for me was the broth. It has a richness and complexity in flavor. You can really taste the developed flavors and it leaves you feeling warm and satisfied. I also love the simple toppings and freshness of the noodles. Everything was cooked well and really played well with each other. I can’t wait to head back to Marukin Ramen soon. A top ramen in PDX, if you ask me 🙂
Marukin Ramen serves a variety of different ramen with different types of broth:
Also serving appetizers, sake and beer! I ordered the Marukin Red. (pictured with red broth below) I am a spicy food lover, and honestly this didn’t have much kick- (so if you don’t love spicy, you can still try this) but the flavor was fantastic. I’ve never had a “red’ ramen, so I was eager to try something new. The “Marukin” broth is rich, creamy and flavorful. I saw several people also order the “Shoyu” broth, which is more of a soy sauce base, it also looked fabulous. I don’t think you can really go wrong here. All the dishes are worth a shot- even the vegan! (I heard great reviews!)
You can now have some Marukin Ramen for yourself. They are still doing the soft opening. Daily hours are 11a-3p. The grand opening April 1. The new hours will be 11a-9p. I highly recommend you stop by!
Want more info on Marukin Ramen? Check out the website.
Address: 609 SE Ankeny Suite A