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Barry Chin/Globe Staff
The search for the perfect bowl of ramen can become an obsession. Thankfully in the past few years there has been an explosion of the Japanese soup in Boston.
Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff
From the time Yume Wo Katare in Cambridge opens, every chair and stool is full; people wait in line for hours to try chef-owner Tsuyoshi Nishioka’s food.
Nishioka serves a style known as “jiro ramen” — the porkiest, heartiest ramen around.
If you want to eat ramen without standing in a long line, Jim Chen's Inaka in Allston is one of the best bets in town.
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Pikaichi in Allston serves a solid bowl of soup, along with a dose of Japanese culture: Japanese pop songs. Pictured, hokkai shio ramen with boiled half egg.
Dina Rudick/Globe Staff
As of Oct. 1, Kazu Aotani's Snappy Sushi in Somerville is officially Snappy Ramen. Despite the rapid change in specialty, the ramen is really good.
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