Ready Your (Pork) Bellies: It’s Ramen Season
If ever there was a time to crave ramen, the moment has arrived. And Kuu (20 John Street), as always, is certainly prepared.
The charming shoebox of an outpost served downtown throughout the height of Covid, and continues to ladle up savory broth to hungry neighbors. At lunch hour, its close quarters get cramped fast — not that anyone minds. Kuu has quietly built itself a faithful following, thanks in part to the tasty bowls you’ll find advertised as Instagram eye candy on their feed. Also, their range of flavors accommodates any flavor palate, with offerings including Pork Miso, Okinawa Salt or Spicy Tonkotsu, as preferences for spice and meat naturally vary.
For those concerned about walking away hungry, don’t be. Any number of noshes (e.g. pork belly bun, homemade pork gyoza, edamame) are readily available for quality filler, but, to be perfectly honest, the generous ramen helpings on their own should satisfy. You won’t even notice when accidentally bumping elbows against a fellow broth chugger, trying to warm themselves up with a hearty bowl.
photo: @kuuramenTags: kuu ramen