Slurping Turtle in Ann Arbor will make you want to finish every bite of its Japanese comfort food, you may even slurp your noodles.
Gripping crispy duck fat fried chicken, I can hardly contain my excitement over its salty, crunchy juiciness. Born of Michelin star Chef Takashi Yagahishi (who owns Takashi in Chicago) the restaurant specializes in noodles, tacos, maki and sushi – Japanese comfort food.
After snacking on hamachi tacos and kani creme croquette, I save room for a warm bowl of red miso ramen filled with homemade noodles, roasted chicken, bok choy, and scallions.
“Chef Takashi wants the world to know that ramen is not little packets of stuff. It’s beautiful, it’s what you long for,” adds the restaurant manager. Agreed.
This article first appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of City Style and Living.