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.
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.