Zao Stamina Ramen recently debuted with shoyu-based ramen that customers are already raving about. One patron remarks that its clear broth is much lighter than traditional tonkotsu ramen, which is a big part of the draw. Of course, the other top-notch ingredients and artful culinary approach also bring some appeal to this new Bethesda restaurant. The classic shoyu ramen, for instance, features thin, tender noodles that have been carefully crafted and cooked. Thinly sliced meats, a soft-boiled egg, and a handful of freshly sliced green onions bring just the right combination of flavors to the ramen.
Looking for something to enjoy on the side or as a starter? You can’t go wrong with the handcrafted gyoza dumplings, which feature a light infusion of garlic. And for those who like their ramen with some heat, try the Stamina Bowl—it’s notoriously spicy!