Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
65. Chashu Ramen from Sushi Ken
You can get ramen with a mountain of different toppings nowadays -- some traditional, others off the wall. Sushi Ken in Ahwatukee follows the K.I.S.S. method of ramen preparation with their bowl of chashu ramen.
Just about $8, this bowl features tender chashu-style pork, tender ramen noodles, scallions, and a soy-based broth-- that's it. Nothing fancy. Just a simple soup for simple soup lovers. We think this stripped-down serving really showcases Sushi Ken's ability to do a lot with a little, despite not having a laundry list of vogue ingredients.
While the soup itself might not be much, it also comes with a complimentary side of edamame and three complimentary California rolls. For under $10, you're sure to get your fill of ramen, sushi, and edamame, all in one go, and that, friends, is a pretty impressive thing.
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