I must admit that Washi and I have more-than-healthy appetites and the lunch boxes at the Edible Schoolyard event did not satiate our piggie tendencies. After our pleasant, healthy sandwich meal, we decided to check out the latest the Financial District had to offer in terms of ramen. Thanks to a tip from my brother-in-law we were off to grease-ball it up at San Francisco's newest ramen joint, Ramen Underground.
But first... look who we met on the way there!
Ramen Underground turned out to be a great encore to the main event. The tiny shop seats about 15 people and the interior is painted black. Each bowl of ramen is $8 with $1 toppings.
Notice the MSG option as their toppings
I got the shio.
The broth was excellent, smooth and dimensional without being salty. Although the noodles were a little rough (my sister dubbed them slightly "ropey") and the chashu a bit tough, I was thoroughly charmed by the broth.
Miso ramen with spicy topping
Ramen Underground just opened last Monday and I really look forward to it getting better with time.
Overall, a very memorable lunch outing.