Every bowl of the miso-fortified ramen—from the full-bodied kome to the creamy shiro—arrives looking like melted butterscotch and coats the tongue like whipped peanut butter. Go whole hog and gild your grilled cha-su pork loin and explosively flavored bits of ground pork with the marrow-rich broth, creating a Zen-like balance of pork, smoke, and sweetness.

Order: Kome cha-su ramen, $12.40

1584 S. Busse Rd., Mount Prospect, 847-437-4590