Lucia chef brings ramen pop-ups back

Photo courtesy of Justin Holt

“Ramen pop-up” sounds like some kind of strange French/Japanese pastry, but really it’s way better.

Battleship curry: Photo courtesy of Justin Holt

Sous chef Justin Holt of Lucia is bringing back his pop-up dinners in 2017. The first, offering ramen and curry, starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at Whitehall Exchange.

He’s cooking Tori Paitan ramen, which is made with a rich chicken broth, with roasted pork chasu, a marinated soft boiled egg, marinated bamboo shoots, green onion and alkaline noodles.

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Japanese battleship curry also will be offered. Holt says that dish sold out in 15 minutes last time he offered it. It’s a hearty meat-based stew served over rice.

Ramen will cost $10 and curry $5; it’s cash only. Get it while you can.

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