Best of Boston

2016 Best Ramen

Little Big Diner

Sycamore chefs David Punch and Daniel Scott showcase a passion for ramen at their new “East Asian soul food” spot in Newton. Unlike other porcine standard-bearers in the area, paitan chicken ramen is the star here. Steeped in a collagen-rich avian stock, the noodles are accompanied by shaved cabbage and char siu chicken thigh, and finished with the pièce de résistance—an unctuous dollop of schmaltz.

1247 Centre St., Newton, 857-404-0068,