New York, NY 10018
Village Voice's Description
You’ll want to pay a visit to this Lower Hell’s Kitchen ramen shop whose soup style recalls Rai Rai Ken or Menkui-Tei even if you aren’t scrambling for a speedy meal before hopping a Greyhound bus at nearby Port Authority. Most of the bowls are fashioned with a chicken-stock base and piled high with wiry, toothsome strands, all the better for sexy slurping action. Don’t miss the sesame-flavored tan tan mien, the porky kyushuu, and the simple, salt-flavored shio ($8)—the Asian grandma’s answer to Jewish penicillin. And for something a bit more exotic, opt for the namesake, imbued with Southeast Asian flair, thanks to a hearty dose of coconut milk, red onion, and cilantro.
Tips from foursquare
Recommended dishes: Gyoza; Kyushu, miso, sesame, seafood, sutamina and vegetable ramen; garlic noodles.
Get the Tabata Ramen, chicken broth enriched with coconut milk, then topped with ground roasted soybeans.
Get the spicy pork ramen. It is great!
Sutamina Ramen = Stamina Ramen. Good for when you feel run down.
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