Sep 30, 2022 - Food and Drink

Food for thought: Rogers' Ramen Nara rocks

The chicken ramen. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axiois

On several of my frequently long bike rides during the pandemic, I noticed Ramen Nara in Rogers.

  • A bowl of noodle soup sounds good on a long ride, especially if it's chilly, but the place was always closed or I needed to push on home.
  • But my patience was rewarded recently.

The ramen: I settled on the shoyu chicken ($13.50) with noodles, grilled chicken, soft-boiled egg, wood-ear mushroom, bamboo shoots, fish cake and scallions in chicken broth.

  • The only way to describe it: A super-sophisticated take on chicken noodle soup that just hits the spot.
A plate of fried dumplings.
Pork gyoza. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios

Yes, and: I recommend the pan-fried pork gyoza ($7) as a starter if you're with a friend. The chef knows how to crisp them up just right and they're oh so scarfable.

  • Of course, why not top it off with a little ice cream ($3)? The strawberry mochi were generous without being too heavy.

Get your own: 301 S. Dodson Rd. in Rogers. Open Monday through Saturday 11am-2pm and 5-8pm.

A plate of mochi ice cream balls.
Strawberry ice cream mochi. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios
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