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This little strip-mall slurp shop came to the rescue of suburbia’s soup-starved hostages a few weeks ago, when it opened with a small but traditional ramen selection augmented by typical snacks like gyoza and fried oysters. If some among its captive audience consider the à la carte charge for certain toppings -- including the seasoned egg called ni-tamago -- tantamount to paying their own ransom, they should know that such fees aren’t really so unusual; whether they’re worth it at this particular ramen-ya remains to be seen (though the veteran chef-owner does have promising cred).

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This little strip-mall slurp shop came to the rescue of suburbia’s soup-starved hostages a few weeks ago, when it opened with a small but traditional ramen selection augmented by typical snacks like gyoza and fried oysters. If some among its captive audience consider the à la carte charge for certain toppings -- including the seasoned egg called ni-tamago -- tantamount to paying their own ransom, they should know that such fees aren’t really so unusual; whether they’re worth it at this particular ramen-ya remains to be seen (though the veteran chef-owner does have promising cred).