Menten is a one-chef ramen restaurant that serves only two dishes: shoyu ramen and tantanmen. Solely responsible for the entire cooking process, the chef has streamlined the menu to concentrate his efforts on quality. Based on their clear broth, the two ramen dishes offer an appealing balance between mild and strong flavors. Each ingredient is precisely prepared and cooked, but the shoyu ramen in particular, delivers a mixture of complexity and umami. As the chef puts it, his ramen dishes are “simple and uncomplicated but aim for perfection." The chef is almost always quietly absorbed in his work, thereby reflecting a sense of responsibility and confidence.