Boxer Ramen | She & Him Eats

Welcome to another She & Him Eats! Today we are visiting Boxer Ramen in Portland! Ramen is one of the most discussed and Instagrammed dish. Did you know its perfectly acceptable to slurp your ramen noodles! Ramen is meant to be enjoyed while it's still hot, so slurping and making noises while you eat ramen is totally acceptable! From its humble beginnings as fast food, ramen has now become a global obsession. It's pretty easy to find a ramen shop just about everywhere. So join me today as we slurp on some ramen at Boxer Ramen.
Boxer Ramen has several locations across Portland but the one we are visiting today is tucked away in a tiny alley near Powell's Books. It's a super convenient place to stop by before or after a book binge or after a day of shopping.
We decided to stop by for lunch on this particular day because it was a chilly and cloudy day in Portland, and we knew ramen would hit the spot. We walked in shockingly right before a crowd. Lucky us! So we got seated right away in this cozy and cute shop.

After ordering with our server, our food was up quickly. Yaass for quick-service! As soon as our food arrived we immediately started eating. Like I mentioned earlier, Ramen is meant to be eaten quickly, by slurping the noodles and using the spoon to drink the broth. The goal is not to let the noodles soak in the hot broth for too long, otherwise they continue cooking and become soggy like pasta. You want to eat your noodles al dente.
Now for the Ramen, Ricky ordered the Tonkotsu Shio, a traditional pork broth, both savory and rich with Pork belly, a soft-poached egg and scallions. Ricky loves Tonkotsu ramen, its usually his first choice. I did get to try his ramen and the Pork belly was very tender and delicious. It was a nice blend of flavors, maybe a bit salty but overall delicious. 
Now for my order, I ordered the Shiitake Shoyu, Shiitake mushroom dashi (soup) with shiitakes, a soft-poached egg, cabbage and scallions. I always tend to order the vegetarian ramen because I usually don't eat pork, unless I am really craving it. This one was particularly flavorful, I especially loved the cabbage and shiitakes. I must admit it was missing something and I think it was missing that spicy kick. Looking back I probably should of ordered the Spicy Red Miso but nonetheless it was delicious. 

And that's it! Since I consider myself some-what of a ramen connoisseur, I can't say this is the best ramen I have ever had but if we ever ended up here, I would not complain. I must say the service was great!! Our waiter was polite and very consistent in asking if we needed anything else! I did hear their tots are a crowd favorite, so I would definitely try those.

If you love ramen, definitely check out my previous Ramen post, where I share a few of my favorite ramen restaurants. As always, thank you so much for reading!

What's your opinion?

  1. Ramen looks so good! I'm having ramen for the dinner tonight and I will be my first time. Both yours and Ricky's plates look so delicious, I cannot wait.

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    1. Yum! I would love to known what you thought about it! I seriously love Ramen!

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  2. I've never had Ramen before in my life. I love hearing when people talk about it but it's something I've always been kind of scared of trying since I'm so unfamiliar with it. I guess it's kind of outside my comfort zone. This place sounds really good.

    xo
    Juliana | Ohhjuliana

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    1. Girl you need to try Ramen, it's so good!! And for the most part I think any soup lover would appreciate Ramen. The most unfamiliar ingredient I have seen in Ramen was a Coconut, it was a coconut Ramen and it was probably the best Ramen I have ever tasted. You should really try ramen one day.

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