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Takashi Yagihashi—chef of Chicago's Slurping Turtle and Takashi, and author of Takashi's Noodles—combines slippery strands of somen noodles with crunchy fresh vegetables and a citrusy ponzu sauce for this hot-weather ramen.
While Takashi leans toward fine dining and Noodles By Takashi follows the fast-food format, Slurping Turtle seems to split the difference, offering reasonable prices, sit-down service and, best of all, the same ramen served at the outstanding Sunday noodle brunches at Takashi.