The hype surrounding Tsujita’s tsukemen reached a fever pitch by the time Takehiro Tsujita’s Tokyo import debuted on July 30, but the lunchtime dipping ramen wasn’t available for the first month of business, so diners like me had to “make due” with izakaya-style dishes like Braised Pork ($8.50). The chef conveniently subdivided the juicy, meaty square into four bites and bathed the mustard-dabbed pork in a milky gravy-like rice sauce that carried little of gravy’s heft. For textural contrast, they contributed crispy wonton strands and sliced scallions up top. If that’s not enough for a pork fix, consider adding the fried braised pork with “original salsa sauce.”
Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.