Jidori for ramen glory

Hot ramen, Kru Contemporary Japanese

Illustration by Sarah Hansel

Sacramento does not want for ramen options, so it might seem odd to seek the dish from a restaurant known for its sushi. To that I say: Phooey. At Kru, the hot ramen with pork belly ($18) offers generous squares of meat, lightly crisped with garlic and ginger. They rest atop thin noodles and bamboo shoots. In the middle, a slow-poached Jidori egg jiggles with a thin film of egg white and a gooey, deep-orange yolk. Bite it for a gush of bliss. 3135 Folsom Boulevard, http://krurestaurant.com.