Chilly winds outdoors make steamy bowls of noodles appealing on these frosty days. And now that ramen seems to be the new hot food trend, there’s been a mini explosion of places to slurp one’s way through winter. Earlier this summer, Yo Sushi and Izakaya Seki arrived in Union Station and U Street NW, respectively, where they’re busy ladling up warming noodle dishes. Meanwhile, Sushi Rock in Arlington noodles its way through lunch. And earlier this month, ramen specialist Taan Noodles joined Sakuramen in Adams Morgan, where Pasta Mia has long provided locals with a carb fix.