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Late-Night Ramen

Photo: MELISSA OSTROW

Ramen is having a moment in Boston. No longer simply the centerpiece of ill-fated dorm meals — but still perfect as late-night nosh — these Japanesenoodles in flavorful broth are wiggling onto menus throughout the city. Chef Ken Oringer has debuted a late-night ramen menu atUni Sashimi Bar (370 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, 617.536.7200), serving haute creations starting at 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Guchi’s Midnight Ramen, meanwhile, is a pop-up from O Ya chefs; tickets to their limited-space slurp-fests are tougher to come by than Gaga tickets (but feel free to stalk their Twitter account, @GuchiRamenNight). Even French stalwart Sel de la Terre (774 Boylston Street, Boston, 617.266.8800) is getting in on the action, offering a Korean twist on the trend with its Late Night Seoul Kitchen. Starting at 10 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, L’Espalier pastry chef Jiho Kim crosses over to the sister restaurant to serve noodle selections along with steamed buns, fried chicken, and savory tarts. This ramen rollout sure beats our college microwave days.

_ Stuff Boston