Shio Ramen at Shio Ramen Shop
By Sarah Gish and Andrea Shores
Shio Ramen Shop’s namesake dish ($13) consists of an aromatic pool of clear chicken dashi broth with noodles and thick slices of pork belly tender enough to be sliced by chopsticks. The pork belly smells so much like breakfast bacon it’s a wonder there aren’t strips of it somewhere in the bowl.
Shio’s noodles are thinner than traditional ramen noodles, but they’re cooked al dente, so they’re firm enough to withstand slurping. Before you dive in, muddle the slow-cooked egg and give the scallions and black garlic oil on top a swirl to distribute the flavors of this upgraded version of chicken noodle soup.
Shio Ramen Shop is located at 3605 Broadway in midtown Kansas City. — A.S.