As the ramen craze hits cult status, there's nowhere else we'd rather slurp up the noodle bowl Kool-Aid than Jobu Ramen (the restaurant has closed since we published this issue).

As the ramen craze hits cult status, there's nowhere else we'd rather slurp up the noodle bowl Kool-Aid than Jobu Ramen (the restaurant has closed since we published this issue). Broths in the four staple offerings (from miso to chicken) have a deeply roasted pork and chicken essence that comes only from hours of simmering. Wavy noodles are always perfectly chewy. Cured pork belly with a crispy crust is fall-off-your-chopsticks tender. Oh, and that soft-boiled egg lightly marinated in soy and split in two, exposing a creamy yellow center-it's the reason we can't stop ordering the Soy ramen. Swirling the yolk through the broth for extra richness is pure, edible joy. It's no wonder the 38-seat, navy-walled Grandview eatery is typically packed with diners bent over steaming white bowls. Bonus: Jobu Ramen now has a liquor license, so you can sip on a cocktail or two while you slurp your dinner. joburamen.com