Continuing on the noodle month theme today, after doing some banking in Harvard Square I made my way out to the Porter Square exchange to try Sapporo Ramen. Somehow I’ve always skipped over this place when I go the the Exchange, but after today I realize that’s a mistake. Just got the house ramen, which is their chicken & vegetable based broth accompanied by pork, corn, bean sprouts, nori and a half a hard boiled egg. The broth here is really velvety and packed with chicken flavor, and has a great, full mouthfeel without being greasy. The ramen is also solid, traditional yellow noodles with a good chew to them–especially when they first come out. The other ingredients all work well in the mix–some crunch from the scallions, sprouts and corn, flavor and soft texture from the well cooked pork, and a nice briny accent from the piece of nori. My one complaint would be that the ramen egg had the beginnings of the green ring around the yolk, indicating overdoneness. To me an egg in ramen should be well short of that point.
Other than that small bum note though, this was a great bowl of soup. Service is excellent here, too. A winner.