Tampopo Ramen

Phoenix
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Don’t be so quick to write off Tempe as a culinary dead zone. The college town has some of the best eats in Phoenix, including Tampopo Ramen, some of the most slurpable Japanese-style ramen you can find in The Valley. Fill your belly with braised pork belly, steamed buns, homemade Japanese dumplings, grilled octopus, and Japanese fried chicken. For ramen, choose from favorites like a bowl of Tonkotsu with slices of pork, black wood fungus, or go all-out and order the ultra spicy version with Tampopo hot sauce, chili oil, roasted pork, and seaweed.