Posts Tagged ‘Ramen’

Our Favorite Lunch Spots

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At Superhuman, we love lunch. We’ve searched for the best pho, ramen, and falafel in this city, and we’ve been having fun finding our new go-to lunch spots since we moved into our new office. Eating together is a break from work, a chance to re-energize for the rest of the day, and have good conversation. We know it’s important to take time out of our day to clear our heads and connect on a personal level, and even as we’re growing we still find time to sit down all together to eat. As Stacy says “always good eats, always good jokes.”

Where’s your favorite place for lunch?

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“Probably Ichiddo because the ramen is DOPE. And we usually all go together which is fun.”
-Sandy

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“iPho, because I like sharing my heritage with everyone, and it accommodates a large group.”
-Van

“iPho. They have the best food, they are super fast and they have great round tables for our large group. The only down side is the drive, but it’s worth it.”
-Grant

“Anywhere with pho. First, it’s simply a superior form of food. And there’s a special form of bonding that happens when everyone is navigating the complicated mechanics of wily vegetables, a chaos of noodles, and a pot of near-boiling water. It’s a great equalizer, and you can learn a lot about the choices people make: Are they adventurous enough for tripe at midday? Do they soldier through the broth by the spoonful, or boldly take bowl in hands and publicly slurp? How many jalapeños is still ‘fun?'”
-Micah

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“Famous Dave’s. We’ve started a great new tradition of gorging on meat n’ barbecue sauce, and washing it down with cornbread. I also love going to Amazing Thailand to get green curry and a fresh young coconut.”
-Becky

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“That’s easy! Red Cow. It’s the perfect lunch menu. Plus there’s always room for a crowd and their truffle fries can’t be beat!”
-Meredith

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“I love a good toasted gourmet sandy like the ones found at the cheese shop at Lake Wine & Spirits.”
-Stacy

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“Quang’s. I tried pho for the first time with my Superhuman team there and fell in love with it. It just feels like ‘our place’ to me now.”
-Rebecca

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“Going to Sushi Tango is fun because they always have room for our group, and I like sharing all the different sushi rolls.”
-Heather

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“Lunds, Kowalski’s, etc. I love soup and being able to pick and choose sides and stuff. It’s quick, delicious, and healthy. And we can eat back at the space! Which hasn’t lost its charm yet.”
-Stacia

The Ramen Rundown – Reviewing MPLS’ Best Bowls

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Apparently there has been a “Ramen Revolution” in the Twin Cities as of late. That might explain why we’ve found noodles in our mouths on a weekly basis this year. When we’re not eating pho, we’re often enjoying giant bowls of ramen noodles, fatty pork and general tasty flotsam. Since we’ve gotten some real firsthand experience with the stuff lately, we thought we’d share our reviews of different ramen joints in town.

Unideli

This is hands-down the Superhuman favorite ramen in town. Here are some stellar endorsements from staff.

“Draman Ramen – The best in town. The flavors of the hybrid broth are dramatic. It’s dramatic ramen. It’s Dramen Ramen. No half-stepping. Get yo’ slurp on!” – Van

“The Dramen at Unideli was my first ramen experience outside of the microwavable packs from college days. With the first sip of the broth, I was hooked on the idea of trying as much ramen as I possibly could. But I also immediately knew the Dramen would be impossible to beat. The presentation is beautiful, the taste is complex, spicy and exciting. Just thinking about it is making my mouth water despite having just had it (for the fifth time) for lunch yesterday. Let’s go!” – Drew

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The Dramen at Unideli

“Unideli is the most underrated and best place for Ramen in the Twin Cities. If you are looking for a trendy crowded bar scene go to Moto-i, but if you want the best bowl of ramen in town go to Unideli.” – Grant

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Char Siu at Kungfu Noodle

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This spanking new ramen spot on Nicollet caught our eye so we had to try it (plus we liked the name). We all went for the Char Siu, which features pork belly and pretty little fish cakes that look like watermelon radishes. (Warning, do not bite into one expecting a radish.) This place has gotten a bit of negative press, but we found it surprisingly good. The steamed pork bun appetizers were especially tasty. The place was empty, so if you want a quiet space to get fast ramen, give it a shot.

“The Char Siu Ramen from Kungfu Noodle was just my second ramen experience, and it was a pretty good one. The atmosphere they’ve created is worth checking out, and the Char Siu ramen didn’t disappoint. I would happily go back, but would be more excited to try elsewhere first.” – Drew

“I thought this place was solid. Very tasty. But I’m no ramen expert.” – Becky

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This University of Minnesota-centric Japanese restaurant is a favorite for ramen, sushi and bento-based meals. We’d definitely recommend hitting it up — just watch out for college kids who will make you feel old and sober!

“Karaka-tantan Ramen – Miso broth with the right spice and everything nice. It’s like Zen. Perfectly balanced deliciousness.” – Van

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Shoyu ramen at Ramen Kazama

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This spot on Nicollet opened up with a long line out the door, showing how much hunger there is for good ramen in this town. We’ve all eaten here a few times and we generally deem it to be “fair.” The trick is to get the Tonkotsu and not get too experimental.

“The Tonkotsu is very good. The rest are a bit blah.” – Grant

Hungry yet? We hope we helped you find a new ramen place to try. Let us know what you think.