"Presentation is important to ramen, and though this may not be the prettiest bowl of noodles in the land, it's certainly appealing. The various elements — pork, egg, wood-ear mushrooms, bamboo shoots, seaweed, ginger, green onions and a dollop of puréed garlic swirling around the middle — are arranged in sections somewhat separate from one another. Initially, I taste them on their own. Once the ramen cools enough to eat, though, it's a free-for-all." Find out more about Tiger Den
in this week's cafe review, "Tiger Den's Noodles and Broth Are Vying to Be Houston's Best
." PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS.