Tonkotsu ramen here is as good as it gets

Great tonkotsu ramen is worth every minute of a cross-town drive in the cold. We found it at Irving’s Mr Max Izakaya restaurant. Their impossibly creamy pork broth is packed with enough umami to power a jet to Tokyo. World-class delicious, and a deep value for $12.50.

While you’re there, dive deeper into their menu: takoyaki, Taiwanese style ramen and grilled squid are among the other treasures.