Sojo brings unique offerings to the Vegas Valley’s ramen scene

Sojo brings unique offerings to the Vegas Valley’s ramen scene

Tonkatsu ramen at Sojo Photo: Christopher DeVargas So many Japanese noodle houses have popped up across the Valley the past few years, they almost seem commonplace. But recently, something remarkable hit the scene: Sojo Ramen—from Chef John Chien Lee, the man behind Soho Japanese Restaurant and Soho SushiBurrito—and specifically Sojo’s one-of-a-kind Black on Black bowl. The southwest Valley eatery’s dusky creation arrives as a mysteriously beautiful cauldron of egg-based strings, sliced chashu pork, miso-braised ground pork, calamari and bean sprouts. Everything’s bathed in a pork-bone broth tinted like midnight with roasted black garlic and squid ink. A garnish of emerald-green garlic chives lends the sorcerous-looking soup a splash of daylight. The 30-day-aged allium imparts an umami nuance that’s deep and earthy, and the sepia adds a briny hint of the ocean. Only 15 orders of the sensational soup are available each day ($12.95), so arrive early to slurp with […]

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