Carrying on a centuries old tradition, Umami Ramen & Dumpling Bar brings long-established Japanese ramen noodle dishes to Madison.
While Umami’s menu is pork-centric, in addition to their signature tonkotsu ramen they offer four other varieties, including vegan and vegetarian (both with a seaweed and mushroom broth), shoyu chicken ramen, and miso chicken ramen.
The noodles found in all Umami’s ramen are made fresh for Umami by RP’s Pasta Company, a local pasta maker known for using hand-rolled processes. The pH level from kansui, a mixture of alkaline salts added to the water, gives ramen noodles more springiness than Italian semolina pasta. The presentation of the ramen is artful. Several varieties include a “flavor-infused” soft-boiled egg that adds both color and flavor and is soaked in pork shoulder brine for 6 hours before being served.
Umami offers four varieties of dumplings. They are paper-thin, crispy on the bottom, and offered with a choice of dipping sauces: soy vinegar, sweet, and spicy.
Join them for a flavorful dinner, or visit Saturday or Sunday mornings for brunch with many Asian favorites like Korean BBQ (Bulgogi) Beef Hash, Omurice (Japanese Rice Omelette), Beef, Pork, or Tofu buns, breakfast dumplings, brunch ramen, and more!