A fourth-generation Japanese ramen maker is opening a unique ramen restaurant on Greenville Avenue later this spring.
Hinodeya offers nontraditional dashi-style ramen using dashi broth, which is made with fish stock rather than tonkotsu broth made from pork stock. The menu includes starters, rice dishes and ramen made from whole wheat noodles.
There’s a chicken ramen consisting of pork dashi broth with scallops, braised chicken wings, shiitake mushrooms, soft cooked egg and dried seaweed. There are also two vegan ramen options with spinach, tofu, fried kale, acorn squash and shiitake.
Hinodeya Ramen will also offer a selection of sakes, Japanese beers, whiskeys and green teas.
A restaurant representative told CultureMap the eatery is nearly completed, and the founder, Masao Kuribara, is overseeing construction. It will join the Japanese restaurant Teppo and Wabi House, which also specializes in ramen.
Dallas’ Hinodeya Ramen will be the restaurant’s fourth location. Kuribara opened the first location in San Francisco’s Japantown in 2016 and has expanded twice more in California, according to the eatery’s website. The owner has also been a chef at the Japanese Embassy in Holland, where he cooked for presidents like Bill Clinton.
Kuribara’s great great grandfather opened the original Hinodeya in Japan in 1885 with only 15 seats. The reins have been handed down from generation to generation.
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