DC Gets a New Ramen Food Truck

Shaku Ramen Bar brings noodle bowls to the streets.

While DC food trucks hawk plenty of pho, we haven’t come across much ramen on the streets—surprising, given the hype over the noodle soup. Now there’s a new vendor who can satisfy a tonkotsu fix: Shaku Ramen Bar.

Noodle soup bowl from Shaku Ramen food truck.

The truck falls in the Far East Taco Grille family, which runs two Asian taco trucks and burrito wagon, as well as a storefront on Capitol Hill. The ramen concept is less fusion-centric. Lunch-goers can pick between four traditional broths—tonkotsu (pork), shoyu (soy), shio (salt), and miso—all served in separate containers so as not to wilt the other ingredients. A separate plastic bowl comes filled with noodles, bean sprouts, corn, scallions, and chasu-style pork. Similar ingredients can be served in a rice bowl. Other menu items like gyoza and bao buns will be added soon.

As of now Shaku doesn’t seem to be tweeting locations, but look for the black truck with a red pig symbol on the streets.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.