Uncommon Ramen: April 2018

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What happens when you take an award winning pastry chef turned punk-rock brunch aficionado and say, “Ramen. Go.”? We found out last month when Austin legend, Callie Speer of Holy Roller joined Chef Alex Astrani, for Uchibā’s monthly ramen night.

Alex and Callie melded minds and palates to create the unique dish: Spicy Chicken pot pie ramen with a tonkatsu broth, mirepoix sofrito, and chicken confit chili cured eggs with a light, flaky crust. The result? Holy ramen! We slurped our way to the bottom of the bowl, while sipping Japanese cocktails and marveling about how much is still to be discovered about this beloved nineteenth century soul food.

The Uncommon Ramen series will continue to surprise and delight the last Monday of each month, featuring guest chefs from Texas and beyond. Forthcoming guests to include, Top Chef Master and James Beard award winner, Jen Jesinski of Denver’s Rioja, Bistro Vendome, Euclid Hall and Stoic & Genuine; Tommy Lee chef/owner of Hop Alley and Uncle in Denver; Blaine Staniford of Grace and Little Red Wasp in Dallas; Katheryn Caine of the Populist in Denver; Johnathan Thompson of Zaytinya in Dallas; and James Beard nominee, Omar Flores of Dallas faves, Casa Rubia and Whistle Biscuits.

Want to get in on the action? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest announcements. We’ll offer limited reservations to each Uncommon Ramen night, so be sure to lock in early. And don’t worry if one of your crew isn’t ramen obsessed. Our full menu will be available, along with our menu of delightful cocktails, Japanese whiskey and curated selection of craft beer on tap.

Bonus: A portion of the proceeds from Uncommon Ramen will benefit Promise of Peace Gardens, an incredible non-profit organization turning vacant spaces into thriving community gardens throughout North Texas.

If you want to impress the best with your ramen knowledge, we love this historical snapshot of the ramen noodle from The New Yorker, and David Chang’s passion for the slurp on PBS’s Mind of a Chef.

Enjoy!

Logan CrableUchiba