October 12, 2022

Menya Rui Serves Out-Of-This-World Ramen [PHOTOS]


Menya Rui adds to to St. Louis' outstanding ramen shop scene "a portal to an entirely new world of Japanese noodles," food editor Cheryl Baehr writes. Read her entire review here:
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A selection of items from Menya Rui (clockwise from top left): pork shoyu ramen, house cucumbers, original tsukemen, tantanmen brothless and karaage.
Mabel Suen
A selection of items from Menya Rui (clockwise from top left): pork shoyu ramen, house cucumbers, original tsukemen, tantanmen brothless and karaage.
The crew at Menya Rui: John Keisler, chef-owner Steven Pursley, Erika Pursley and Jason Karcher.
Mabel Suen
The crew at Menya Rui: John Keisler, chef-owner Steven Pursley, Erika Pursley and Jason Karcher.
Pork shoyu ramen with aromatic rendered fatback, topped with pork shoulder chasyu, menma, scallion, and nori.
Mabel Suen
Pork shoyu ramen with aromatic rendered fatback, topped with pork shoulder chasyu, menma, scallion, and nori.
Karaage, or Japanese fried chicken served with lemon wedge and Kewpie mayo.
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Karaage, or Japanese fried chicken served with lemon wedge and Kewpie mayo.
Tantanmen brothless with thick noodles tossed in chili oil, sesame paste and house shoyu, topped with ground pork, menma, scallion and bean sprouts.
Mabel Suen
Tantanmen brothless with thick noodles tossed in chili oil, sesame paste and house shoyu, topped with ground pork, menma, scallion and bean sprouts.
House cucumbers including pickled and miso dressed preparations.
Mabel Suen
House cucumbers including pickled and miso dressed preparations.
Original tsukemen, a cold rinsed thick noodle served aside concentrated scallop aroma dipping broth topped with pork shoulder chasyu, menma, scallion, and nori.
Mabel Suen
Original tsukemen, a cold rinsed thick noodle served aside concentrated scallop aroma dipping broth topped with pork shoulder chasyu, menma, scallion, and nori.
Chef-owner Steven Pursley in the kitchen.
Mabel Suen
Chef-owner Steven Pursley in the kitchen.
Each bowl is prepared and layered with care.
Mabel Suen
Each bowl is prepared and layered with care.
The restaurant features housemade noodles.
Mabel Suen
The restaurant features housemade noodles.