Authentic, Japanese ramen has now arrived in Deer Park at Otsuka Ramen & Bar, located at 8035 Spencer Highway (next door to 1000 Degrees Pizza and Chipotle). The owner is Andy Chen, who also owns Spicy Chen Chinese restaurant on Spencer near Center Street. Eating ramen is an everyday ritual in Japan, and traditional ramen is more about the broth than the noodles. Otsuka sent their chef to Japan for a six-month course on authentic preparation, consisting of simmering broth for over ten hours and finding the perfect ingredients like savory meats and vegetables. Stop by soon and experience the taste of Japan.