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16 Nov 2020 11:50 AM | Anonymous

Migaku is a Kyushu ramen restaurant in Brookline (238 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445), that specializes in Nagaski-style champon(ちゃんぽん) noodles, which are similar but different from ramen (though Migaku also sells ramen). Currently, they have dine in, take out, and delivery options: UberEats (delivery and pickup), Grubhub(delivery and pickup), Doordash (delivery and pickup), Caviar (delivery and pickup), Seamless(delivery), and calling in(pickup).

Though I do enjoy champon, of which Migaku has a wide variety available, I elected for the “Yakibuta Ramen” instead for the Ramen thematic consistency. The soup was of the chicken and pork tonkotsu(豚骨) variety, and it came with chashu (チャーシュー/braised pork belly), an ajitsuke tamago (味付けゆで卵/marinated boiled egg), moyashi (萌やし/mung bean sprouts), hourensou (ほうれん草/spinach), and negi (ネギ/scallions). Overall, the broth was thick and reminiscent of a non-spicy tan tan men (坦々麺/Japanese version of the Chinese dandanmian). I enjoyed the addition of spinach, seeing as it added (a little) sorely missed greens to my usual intake of college student fast foods and cheap meals.

I enjoyed the accessibility of Migaku itself as well, nestled right next to the Brookline Village T station, as well as with the availability of bike lanes in the immediate vicinity. Though I got myself a takeout order for pickup, this is most certainly a ラーメン屋 worth the visit in person, and I can’t wait to come back again!


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