Matzo Ball Ramen

Chef Jonathon Sawyer's Jewish-Japanese mashup at his new Cleveland restaurant, Noodlecat
Matzo Ball Ramen and Jonathon Sawyer. and Jonathon Sawyer.

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For this Japanese-Jewish mashup, chef-owner Jonathon Sawyer makes a chicken dashi — made like traditional Japanese dashi broth, but with poached chicken instead of bonito flakes. He adds cooked, thinly sliced Ohio beef brisket, a matzo ball, ribbons of poached carrot, dill, and ramen noodles, and sells his matzo ball soup for $15.

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