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The 4 Best Things I Ate at the Beach Last Week

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I recently went fishing for some new flavors along the coast. Here’s a sampling of some of my favorites.

Ramen at Miyagi Ramen Bar

Miyagi offers eight kinds of ramen, as well as a special or two. I had the miso ramen with chicken. The slightly cloudy base was brimming with pieces of grilled chicken, pickled ginger, corn, menma (a Japanese condiment made with bamboo shoots), kikurage (jelly ear fungus), narutomaki (cured fish surimi), butter, ajitama (half a boiled, seasoned egg), sesame seeds, scallions and a tangle of slurpable noodles. Thank Google for the glossary—the menu could use one! The flavors, though, were divine.

 

Calamari at Crust & Craft//Photo by Pam George

Calamari at Crust & Craft

Note to self: What looks like sliced yellow squash in the calamari dish is actually sliced lemon. Dust it with semolina and fry it, however, and even a bite of tart lemon is darn good. The dish also included fennel—a nice twist. Ask for extra spicy sauce on the plate.

 

Samosas at Indigo//Photo by Pam George

Samosas at Indigo

Indigo, new in Rehoboth, is the only Indian eatery at the beach. The golden-brown samosas were plump with vegetables and prettily presented. With beautiful stemware and weighty silverware, this restaurant has an upscale atmosphere. The slightly blistered naan was also excellent. I rate the chicken saag even higher, even though the cooked spinach doesn’t make for an attractive picture. 

 

The black-and-white milkshake at Mug & Spoon

I initially intended to order one of the wild creations you can find at this coffee and ice cream shop, but the aforementioned ramen left little room. I went for the black-and-white milkshake, served with a wide straw and a spoon. (The ice cream is from Woodside Farm Creamery, so you know it’s delicious.)

Related: What I Ate at the Beach: Éclairs, Crab and a Whole Bunch of Appetizers

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