Where: Ren's Ramen, 11403 Amherst Avenue, Wheaton; 301-693-0806
Why We Love It: Ren's sources noodles directly from a factory in Sapporo, Hokkaido, so a bowl of ramen here is the real deal. According to devout noodle fans, these are the best offerings in the DMV.
What to order: Try the classic Sapporo-style Miso Ramen, $10, which uses miso paste to flavor the pork broth base.
Photo: Courtesy of Ren's Ramen