Umai

umairamenThe next time you feel like ca-noodling with a bowl of ramen al fresco, this unassuming cart tucked down the House of Vintage alleyway should be your first stop. The eight-item menu offers three ramen choices—brothless, veggie, and porky, all teeming with housemade noodles, steamed greens, pickled shiitake and a marinated egg, the latter two with your choice of shio, shoyu or miso broth. It’s not unusual for Umai’s ramen to sell out mere hours after the window opens at noon, so either settle (and you’re not really settling considering how delicious they are) for the kale and roasted konbu salad and a chicken karaage sandwich with bacon chutney and bok choy coleslaw, or go home alone—no canoodling for you.