Slurping Turtle Ann Arbor Michigan

By Shivana Maharaj
March 12, 2015

 

Slurping Turtle Ann Arbor Duck Fat Fried Chicken and Fried Balls

Slurping Turtle Ann Arbor Duck Fat Fried Chicken and Fried Balls. /K&S Media

 

Slurping Turtle in Ann Arbor will make you want to finish every bite of its Japanese comfort food,  you may even slurp your noodles.

Gripping crispy duck fat fried chicken, I can hardly contain my excitement over its salty, crunchy juiciness.  Born of Michelin star Chef Takashi Yagahishi (who owns Takashi in Chicago) the restaurant specializes in noodles, tacos, maki and sushi – Japanese comfort food.

 

Slurping Turtle Ann Arbor tacos and salad. /K&S Media

After snacking on hamachi tacos and kani creme croquette, I save room for a warm bowl of red miso ramen filled with homemade noodles, roasted chicken, bok choy, and scallions.

Slurping Turtle Ann Arbor Ramen

Slurping Turtle Ann Arbor Ramen. /K&S Media

“Chef Takashi wants the world to know that ramen is not little packets of stuff.  It’s beautiful, it’s what you long for,” adds the restaurant manager.  Agreed.


This article first appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of City Style and Living