#noranekopdx

NekoSam had to check out Noraneko with @dogmadoo! ๐Ÿœ๐ŸฅŸ #Ramen #karaage #gyoza #katsu #noranekopdx #pdxeats #nomnomnom
NekoSamImages

NekoSam had to check out Noraneko with @dogmadoo! ๐Ÿœ๐ŸฅŸ #Ramen #karaage #gyoza #katsu #noranekopdx #pdxeats #nomnomnom

๐Ÿ’ฌ 3Lo-fi
At Noraneko

#ramenwaves ๐Ÿ“ทcourtesy of @ramen_rob
Noraneko

#ramenwaves ๐Ÿ“ทcourtesy of @ramen_rob

๐Ÿ’ฌ 4Normal
At Noraneko

Days of love/ knights of ramen #nightsoframen #wizard #japanesefood #noodlerealms #waves #chariotsandstuff #noranekopdx
Noraneko

Days of love/ knights of ramen #nightsoframen #wizard #japanesefood #noodlerealms #waves #chariotsandstuff #noranekopdx

๐Ÿ’ฌ 0Clarendon

Shhhh.... it's for our #biwapdx & #noranekopdx staff.  New crop @voelz_farm #evoo Colusa Co. Blend of 85% #arbequina, 15% #koroneiki (for peppery kick). #outinthetules #downonthefarm #polyphenols galore #healthylyfe or #healthylife #plantbased #oilnerd #olionuevo #extravirginoliveoil #caevoo #yolo #californiaknowshowtoparty 
#surprisesurprise #lunarnewyear
Biwa Test Kitchen

Shhhh.... it's for our #biwapdx & #noranekopdx staff. New crop @voelz_farm #evoo Colusa Co. Blend of 85% #arbequina, 15% #koroneiki (for peppery kick). #outinthetules #downonthefarm #polyphenols galore #healthylyfe or #healthylife #plantbased #oilnerd #olionuevo #extravirginoliveoil #caevoo #yolo #californiaknowshowtoparty
#surprisesurprise #lunarnewyear

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Stirring up the appetite in anticipation for an amazing lunch with one of the best batches of kimchi Iโ€™ve had in some time, and a mug of hot water and lemon ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒถ
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#goforthculture #noodles #wholisticnutrition #ramen #certifiednutritionist #pdx #kelseycrawford #noraneko #noranekopdx #pnw๐ŸŒฒ #glutenfree #bowlofnoodles #whenitrainsitnoodles
Go Forth Culture

Stirring up the appetite in anticipation for an amazing lunch with one of the best batches of kimchi Iโ€™ve had in some time, and a mug of hot water and lemon ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒถ
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#goforthculture #noodles #wholisticnutrition #ramen #certifiednutritionist #pdx #kelseycrawford #noraneko #noranekopdx #pnw๐ŸŒฒ #glutenfree #bowlofnoodles #whenitrainsitnoodles

๐Ÿ’ฌ 0Ashby
At Noraneko

After (finally) working on some comics today, @amoredilibri and I went to @noranekopdx and got maybe the best ramen we've had (so far) in Portland. Just look at it! It was so delicious! And we finished off with some butter mochi for dessert. My fifth time going and I will always make time to go back. #ramen #karaage #buttermochi #pdxeats #noranekopdx
Vincent Kukua

After (finally) working on some comics today, @amoredilibri and I went to @noranekopdx and got maybe the best ramen we've had (so far) in Portland. Just look at it! It was so delicious! And we finished off with some butter mochi for dessert. My fifth time going and I will always make time to go back. #ramen #karaage #buttermochi #pdxeats #noranekopdx

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Dinner at Noraneko

I had half an expectation for this place to become my favorite ramen joint in PDX because: โ‘  its existence was made known to me by one of my favorite people at Willamette, and โ‘ก unlike most Japanese restaurants in the States that have an archetypically Shลwa name (which 9 out of 10 times means they're not run by Japanese owners), Noraneko (้‡Ž่‰ฏ็Œซ) means "stray cat" which pretty much describes my life in one word.

So it breaks my heart to report that after trying Noraneko, I have come to the conclusion that Portland excels at many things, but ramen doesn't seem to be one of them.
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Noraneko's shio ramen pretty much failed across the board in terms of broth / shiodare, toppings, and noodles, but before getting into that, a few pet peeves. First of all, no self-respecting Japanese establishment that serves gyoza would preclude vinegar/la yu (ใƒฉใƒผๆฒน) as an on-table condiment, and the wait staff should be educated regarding this so not to bring half a bowl of vinegar when asked if the kitchen could provide some for mixing with shลyu and white pepper for gyoza dipping.

Second, presentation matters. Even in the most basic of Japanese cuisine (home cooking included) there's a very simple aesthetic known as mori (็››ใ‚Š) where condiments or toppings are piled, facing toward the center and up in a conical fashion. Toppings should not be just thrown atop the ramen in ad-hoc fashion--even at Menoh, a FRANCHISE joint, we had a diagram for the toppings: chashลซ at 9 o'clock, menma at 11 o'clock, negi mori'd in the center, kikurage mushrooms at 1 o'clock and so on.

Third, proper technique matters. I was sitting on the bar counter close to the kitchen and I was able to observe some of the cooks at work, and I noticed that the cook in charge of the noodles didn't bother to yugiri (ๆนฏๅˆ‡ใ‚Š,draining water from the noodles in a cutting motion); instead, he just hoisted the noodle strainer (multiples at once) from the water boiler, kinda just let them dangle in the air for a bit and just poured the noodles into the bowls, which probably diluted the shit out of whosever's ramen it was emptied into.
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Scott S

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Dinner at Noraneko

I had half an expectation for this place to become my favorite ramen joint in PDX because: โ‘  its existence was made known to me by one of my favorite people at Willamette, and โ‘ก unlike most Japanese restaurants in the States that have an archetypically Shลwa name (which 9 out of 10 times means they're not run by Japanese owners), Noraneko (้‡Ž่‰ฏ็Œซ) means "stray cat" which pretty much describes my life in one word.

So it breaks my heart to report that after trying Noraneko, I have come to the conclusion that Portland excels at many things, but ramen doesn't seem to be one of them.
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Noraneko's shio ramen pretty much failed across the board in terms of broth / shiodare, toppings, and noodles, but before getting into that, a few pet peeves. First of all, no self-respecting Japanese establishment that serves gyoza would preclude vinegar/la yu (ใƒฉใƒผๆฒน) as an on-table condiment, and the wait staff should be educated regarding this so not to bring half a bowl of vinegar when asked if the kitchen could provide some for mixing with shลyu and white pepper for gyoza dipping.

Second, presentation matters. Even in the most basic of Japanese cuisine (home cooking included) there's a very simple aesthetic known as mori (็››ใ‚Š) where condiments or toppings are piled, facing toward the center and up in a conical fashion. Toppings should not be just thrown atop the ramen in ad-hoc fashion--even at Menoh, a FRANCHISE joint, we had a diagram for the toppings: chashลซ at 9 o'clock, menma at 11 o'clock, negi mori'd in the center, kikurage mushrooms at 1 o'clock and so on.

Third, proper technique matters. I was sitting on the bar counter close to the kitchen and I was able to observe some of the cooks at work, and I noticed that the cook in charge of the noodles didn't bother to yugiri (ๆนฏๅˆ‡ใ‚Š,draining water from the noodles in a cutting motion); instead, he just hoisted the noodle strainer (multiples at once) from the water boiler, kinda just let them dangle in the air for a bit and just poured the noodles into the bowls, which probably diluted the shit out of whosever's ramen it was emptied into.
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๐Ÿ’ฌ 5Normal
At Noraneko

Lunch at @noranekopdx was pretty great and the company was even better @guynamedjon #yummmm #food #ramen #noranekopdx #bdaylunch
Austin Marie Foster

Lunch at @noranekopdx was pretty great and the company was even better @guynamedjon #yummmm #food #ramen #noranekopdx #bdaylunch

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At Noraneko

Extra garlic and a press to accentuate ramen! #noranekopdx #ramennoodles #sapporodraftbeer #portlandoregon #greatdeal #yum
Marcy Anhaltzer

Extra garlic and a press to accentuate ramen! #noranekopdx #ramennoodles #sapporodraftbeer #portlandoregon #greatdeal #yum

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At Noraneko

I'm all about #PDX and sharing my good eats (when I remember to)! Especially late my late night fixes! @noranekopdx was open til 2am on a Sunday! Check them out. It's a awesome little spot with a super friendly staff. They had reggae playing last night too! Good vibes!! I will be back soon! #goodeats #pdx #pdxfood #noraneko #noranekopdx #ramen #mochi #thankful #portland #latenight #latenighteats
Melody's Angels

I'm all about #PDX and sharing my good eats (when I remember to)! Especially late my late night fixes! @noranekopdx was open til 2am on a Sunday! Check them out. It's a awesome little spot with a super friendly staff. They had reggae playing last night too! Good vibes!! I will be back soon! #goodeats #pdx #pdxfood #noraneko #noranekopdx #ramen #mochi #thankful #portland #latenight #latenighteats

๐Ÿ’ฌ 1Normal
At Noraneko

Ramen Taco Salad. Yeah, I enjoy a little mash-up of food cultures from time-to-time but my palette would rather enjoy the cold sesame ramen noodles separate from the hard taco shell and all of its taco salad fixings. #ramensalad
Whatever the mash-up of flavors, you know I'll order it!#japanesemexicanfusion #alwaystryeverythingonce
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Allyson Quon

Ramen Taco Salad. Yeah, I enjoy a little mash-up of food cultures from time-to-time but my palette would rather enjoy the cold sesame ramen noodles separate from the hard taco shell and all of its taco salad fixings. #ramensalad
Whatever the mash-up of flavors, you know I'll order it!#japanesemexicanfusion #alwaystryeverythingonce
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๐Ÿ’ฌ 1Normal
At Noraneko

Summer vibes โœจ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒพโœจ
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Summer vibes โœจ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒพโœจ

๐Ÿ’ฌ 1Normal
At Noraneko

Day 2 of #portlandburgerweek2017 and we may have over done it a bit with 3 burgers. ๐Ÿคข It was worth it though! I got a little excited about the first one and took a bite before the photo. #amaze #laylowtavern #noranekopdx #thetriplenickel #alltheburgers
Sarah Weaklend

Day 2 of #portlandburgerweek2017 and we may have over done it a bit with 3 burgers. ๐Ÿคข It was worth it though! I got a little excited about the first one and took a bite before the photo. #amaze #laylowtavern #noranekopdx #thetriplenickel #alltheburgers

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#BurgerWeek Day 2 - Noraneko Nacho Burger. Cheeseburger w/ habanero and cumin crema and avocado. Delish! #pdxburgerweek #portlandburgerweek #noranekopdx
Luke Copeland

#BurgerWeek Day 2 - Noraneko Nacho Burger. Cheeseburger w/ habanero and cumin crema and avocado. Delish! #pdxburgerweek #portlandburgerweek #noranekopdx

๐Ÿ’ฌ 4Normal
At Noraneko

Arrived in Portland at midnight, and hit up some delicious late night ramen! ๐Ÿœ #noranekopdx #noraneko #portlandfood
Kayla Bischoff

Arrived in Portland at midnight, and hit up some delicious late night ramen! ๐Ÿœ #noranekopdx #noraneko #portlandfood

๐Ÿ’ฌ 1Lark
At Noraneko

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็™ฝๅคฉๅƒไบ†้‚ฃ้บผๅคš ๆˆ‘ๅ€‘ๆฑบๅฎšๅ›žๅˆฐ้ฃฏๅบ—ๆธธๆณณๅ’Œๆ‰“็›น ็ก้†’ๅพŒ ๆˆ‘ๅ€‘ๅˆๅ‡บๅค–่ฆ“้ฃŸไบ† ้€™ๅฎถๆ‹‰้บตๅง้–‹ๅˆฐๅ‡Œๆ™จๅ…ฉ้ปž ๆ˜ฏๆˆ‘ๅ€‘้€™ไบ›่ฒ“้ ญ้ทน็š„ๆ•‘ๆ˜Ÿ ้‡้ปžๆ˜ฏ ๆฑ่ฅฟๅฅฝๅƒๅˆๅˆ’็ฎ— CPๅ€ผ้ซ˜ ไธ้Žๆ•ด้ซ”็š„ๆœๅ‹™ๅฐฑๅผฑไบ†ไบ›
After having all that food, we decided to go back to the hotel for a swim then a nap.  As soon as we woke up, we were out on the hunt for food again.  This little ramen bar opens late till 2am, great for night owls like us.  But that's not all, the food was delicious and prices were reasonable.  Definitely good bang for the buck.  And because it's a busy joint,  service was a bit weak.
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#foodforbuddha604 #vancouverfoodie #604foodie #604food #foodie #foodiegram #foodblogger #eat #food #foodlover #igfood #instafood #yvrfood #604eats #yvreats #604now #vancouver #yvr #vancity #foodporn #comfortfood #delicious ----- #japanesefood #japanesecuisine #ramen #gyoza #karaage #noraneko #noranekopdx #portlandoregon
FOOD FOR BUDDHA ่ƒ–่ƒ–ๅฎถๆ—็š„ๅƒๅ–็Žฉ้Š่จ˜

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็™ฝๅคฉๅƒไบ†้‚ฃ้บผๅคš ๆˆ‘ๅ€‘ๆฑบๅฎšๅ›žๅˆฐ้ฃฏๅบ—ๆธธๆณณๅ’Œๆ‰“็›น ็ก้†’ๅพŒ ๆˆ‘ๅ€‘ๅˆๅ‡บๅค–่ฆ“้ฃŸไบ† ้€™ๅฎถๆ‹‰้บตๅง้–‹ๅˆฐๅ‡Œๆ™จๅ…ฉ้ปž ๆ˜ฏๆˆ‘ๅ€‘้€™ไบ›่ฒ“้ ญ้ทน็š„ๆ•‘ๆ˜Ÿ ้‡้ปžๆ˜ฏ ๆฑ่ฅฟๅฅฝๅƒๅˆๅˆ’็ฎ— CPๅ€ผ้ซ˜ ไธ้Žๆ•ด้ซ”็š„ๆœๅ‹™ๅฐฑๅผฑไบ†ไบ›
After having all that food, we decided to go back to the hotel for a swim then a nap. As soon as we woke up, we were out on the hunt for food again. This little ramen bar opens late till 2am, great for night owls like us. But that's not all, the food was delicious and prices were reasonable. Definitely good bang for the buck. And because it's a busy joint, service was a bit weak.
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#foodforbuddha604 #vancouverfoodie #604foodie #604food #foodie #foodiegram #foodblogger #eat #food #foodlover #igfood #instafood #yvrfood #604eats #yvreats #604now #vancouver #yvr #vancity #foodporn #comfortfood #delicious ----- #japanesefood #japanesecuisine #ramen #gyoza #karaage #noraneko #noranekopdx #portlandoregon

๐Ÿ’ฌ 2Normal
At Noraneko

The after after party
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The after after party

๐Ÿ’ฌ 2Juno
At Noraneko

Went to @noranekopdx w/ @acab_chef last night and had some awesome food. Sweet and spicy fried tofu. Kimchee korokke - cheese and kimchee croquettes. Tsukemono - fermented konbu, cauliflower, mushrooms and cucumber. #jefflyfe #pdxfood #noraneko #noranekopdx #fermentation #tofu #karokke
Steven

Went to @noranekopdx w/ @acab_chef last night and had some awesome food. Sweet and spicy fried tofu. Kimchee korokke - cheese and kimchee croquettes. Tsukemono - fermented konbu, cauliflower, mushrooms and cucumber. #jefflyfe #pdxfood #noraneko #noranekopdx #fermentation #tofu #karokke

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At Noraneko

Pic 1: Shoyu Ramen 
Pic 2: Karaage (a.k.a. highlight of the meal)
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Ashley's Food Diary

Pic 1: Shoyu Ramen
Pic 2: Karaage (a.k.a. highlight of the meal)
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๐Ÿ’ฌ 3Normal
At Noraneko

Green curry ramen: the weirdest bowl of ramen I've ever had. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’š .
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Ashley's Food Diary

Green curry ramen: the weirdest bowl of ramen I've ever had. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ’š .
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๐Ÿ’ฌ 3Normal
At Noraneko

The. Best. Salad. Miso, garlic, orange oil & some secret stuff I can't figure out. #noranekopdx
Amron Bevels-Wilson

The. Best. Salad. Miso, garlic, orange oil & some secret stuff I can't figure out. #noranekopdx

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Got some pretty great ramen at #noranekopdx today!! #portlandoregon #travel
Courtney

Got some pretty great ramen at #noranekopdx today!! #portlandoregon #travel

๐Ÿ’ฌ 0Clarendon

@noranekopdx #noranekopdx @humiditypdx #pdxnow #pdxeats #eaterpdx @eaterpdx #portlandramen #Karaage #tofu this is the best sweet & spicy tofu & Karaage ever!
ashanryan

@noranekopdx #noranekopdx @humiditypdx #pdxnow #pdxeats #eaterpdx @eaterpdx #portlandramen #Karaage #tofu this is the best sweet & spicy tofu & Karaage ever!

๐Ÿ’ฌ 1Clarendon
At Noraneko