Friday, October 21, 2011
Ippudo - New York, NY
I finally had a chance to go to this famous ramen place in New York City! Ramen is actually a very tricky thing because they are extremely easy to make but extremely hard to make it perfect. Since the fresh or frozen ramen from Asian supermarkets also has a very high standard, it raises expectations when I go to restaurants specializing in ramen. Particularly the soup base, the chewiness, the pork and the egg. A good soup base should be flavorful but now salty; the noodles should be fresh and slightly "bouncy"; the pork should be soft and "fat"; and the egg should be cooked to a point where the yolk flows slightly.
Ippudo minus the line or the wait would be a great ramen place to go. A tip though, they take reservation if you go to the restaurant in person earlier in the day (great for groups)!
65 4th Ave
New York, NY 10003