Bao and Broth Ramen + Bun Shop
This place is the real deal. I work at Optimist Hall and can honestly say I crave this place constantly. The miso ramen is so so delicious and filling - and the boa buns are delicious. Larry and his staff have done an amazing job over the past year here.
I got the bulgogi and schnitzel buns, and the house rice cakes with pork belly kimchi. It was opening day so the line was long and service wasnt the fastest. So thats ok, Ill survive. They were also running out of menu items as my time in line progressed. The buns were DELICIOUS. Very very tasty and unique. The schnitzel bun was a huge surprise in uniqueness and flavor. Bulgogi bun was good but without as many complex flavors. Both buns were cold, which was a disappointment. But again, it was opening day and the place was a mad house. The house rice cakes with pork belly kimchi was by far the best Kimchi entree I have ever had. Flavors and textures were literally perfect. I could not have been more pleased with that. All in all, looking forward to visiting again when the newness dies down some to try the pork belly buns and ramen. Give this a go if youre in Optimist Hall
Great place to relax, people watch, eat good food or all the above. Prices were appropriate. Like a restaurant in Washington I liked.
The bao was fantastic. Food was ready lightening quick. Extremely kind service. I was hesitant after reading some of the old reviews on here, but they mustve taken the feedback seriously because I have nothing but good things to say!
I went here for the first time a while ago and it was DELICIOUS. I got the miso ramen expecting a typical miso, no high expectations or anything. The miso broth was creamy, thick, and flavor packed. Everything the broth touched was delicified. The topping were also delicious. The chicken, corn, green onion, and bamboo shoots all complimented each flavor in the bowl. I've never really been a huge fan of bamboo shoots but the way they were cooked combined with the miso base make them almost seem like an additional meat, they were so good. The noodles were also perfectly cooked and soaked up the thick broth as you ate adding increased flavor capacity. I've tried ramen in the past but I've never had any that I enjoyed this much or remember so fondly. Would DEFINETLY reccomend.