After a small delay, Strings 2, the second post of the Chinatown ramen restaurant, has a new opening date. They plan a soft opening on Thursday in Lincoln Park at 1629 N. Halsted St.
The menu, which still features homemade noodles, has a few new additions exclusive to Lincoln Park. The shoyo ramen has a new topping choice: kinoko (mushroom). Meanwhile, the shio ramen has a dacho topping choice. That's ostrich meat imported from South Africa, with the menu describing it as "an exotic red meat" that's high in protein and low in cholesterol. Yes, even though it's poultry, ostrich is red meat. The miso ramen gets the kani tama, which features crab. A dacho and kuro buta topping for the tonkotsu ramen is also available. Strings 2 will also offer four types of gyoza (Japenese dumplings), rice bowls and a dacho yaki soba.
There will be a DJ on premises on the weekend. Grasswood, a high-end tea cafe that shares the same address inside the renovated Lincoln Park space, will also open on the same day.
Check out String 2's full menu below. It's BYO...for now.