100 Favorite Dishes, No. 53: Ramen At Tei-An

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To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments or email me.

There's a perception that there's no ramen to be had in Dallas, and it's wrong. You can get a bowl in Richardson at Sapporo Ramen & Sushi or at Shushiism in Carrollton. Those bowls are fine, but Tei-An's is so much better it makes the the others seem like a waste of time.

The broth is a perfect savory soup based on pork bones that's adorned with seaweed, green onions and bamboo shoots. Each is carefully added to the bowl so it looks as good as it tastes. And a serving or ramen at Tei-An is $9.95, only $2 more than the suburban bowls.

Chef Teiichi Sakurai should offer more varieties. Or even a secret ramen stall at the back of his restaurant. Or better yet just open a ramen house. The soup is taking off in popularity all over the country. Dallas is ready.

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Yes please open a ramen house! But I definitely think it would fare better in the 'burbs. tinyurl.com/goodarticles2read

Scott DFW
Scott DFW

I kind of like the fact that he makes excellent handmade soba, something that's hard--often impossible--to find in all the cool cities that have jumped onto the ramen bandwagon.  Went there today with a friend from Portland who I suspect would happily send us two or three really good ramen shops from his city, if we'd send him this extraordinary soba house.


Its not really a dish per-say, but the French Macarons at TART BAKERY are pretty legit.

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