Don’t expect this spot to stay under the radar much longer thanks to its must-order: the spicy chili ramen. If you were to cross ramen with a hearty bowl of slow-cooked chili, 1) you’d be a genius, and 2) you'd have an idea of what this bowl at Mei-Jin tastes like. You'll also find a few uncommon, nontraditional toppings (think arugula and watercress) that somehow work well with the smoky ground beef.
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Jordy Trachtenberg freelances for Thrillist, chiefly to support his ramen addiction. He's the heavily tattooed head noodle behind the blog Ramentology. You can slurp along and follow his one-man ramen riot on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.