Do you work in Dupont Circle/Farragut Square and often find yourself hankering for a bowl of ramen? Tucked away on M Street, just doors down from the acclaimed family-run sub-shop Bub & Pop’s, the new Oki Bowl DC & Sake is unassuming–a girl could stroll right by it in a heartbeat–yet, it’s a powerhouse of flavor.The shop, the definition of a hole-in-the-wall, has a funky sign that looks like parts of a watch to draw you in. Once inside, it feels like the inside of a watchmakers shop–the likes of Antoni Patek & Adrien Philippe would feel at home. But don’t get distracted by the decor–grab a bar stool or a seat at the communal tables and get ready for a warm treat. Though the menu is limited, each dish packs a punch of flavor.If you’re a fan of Thai curry and fried chicken, go for the Curry Ramen (pictured). If you prefer something more traditional, go for the Miso Ramen. And for those ramen-haters out there, the shop has rice bowls with choices of meat. Pro-tip: Don’t go with a large group or if you’re in a rush.
Shaina is a double doodle-mom, travel-junkie, and one half of a couple that is the greatest food trend you’ve never heard of–Indian-Italian fusion (think butter chicken pizza!). During the week, she spends her early mornings hitting the pavement (or treadmill) and evenings perfecting the art of meal prepping. Shaina has been with GMF since 2013 and spends her weekends outdoors with the pups, checking out the latest and greatest restaurants in the DMV, or cuddled up on the couch with a glass of wine and the latest bingeworthy show.