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Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:23 PM
Posted 09 May 2007 - 03:00 AM
how about chill lounging places in NYC to go drinking at during the day light hours, like some after lunch drinking? Somewhere you would go for a chilling remaxing friday day in manhattan, soho or ect.
i fly into NY tommorow night! what about a good bar or lounge on a wensday night?
Posted 23 May 2007 - 09:51 PM
Posted 24 May 2007 - 04:29 AM
Posted 24 May 2007 - 05:11 PM
why no hamptons this year?
Several expensive purchase/activities in planning...
42" TV, DSLR, stereo upgrade, headphone, cordless headphone
trip to LA to attend wedding (plus fucking wedding gift!)
Trip to the homeland + stops at HK and Thailand in the fall
possible quickie trip to somewhere in europe around fall/winter
Gotta cut down on my ramen consumption, meal at Minca runs me 16~18 bucks! I know the weather may not be great for the upcoming weekend, but I'd wish if i had the option to get away from the noise of the city and just sit around a pool or beach and dose off.
In conclusion, I will feed myself ramen (it is comfort food after all)
Posted 24 May 2007 - 06:47 PM
Ippu-do, a very well established chain (not micky ds type) of Hakata-style ramen restaurant is going to be opening a NYC branch in East Village, it is still in process of planning (i think they may have a spot secured). In terms of name value - this one ranks higher than yet to be opened Setaga-ya. Either way, I am appreciating the recent influx...although this means very stiff competition for current popular destinations such as Menkui-tei and Minca.
Ippudo's general menu - w/pics. (each branch has specials, variations etc...but this is the basic backbone)
Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:22 PM
Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:27 PM
the ippudo ramen kits? not the instant kind, right?
its like fresh ramen, cha shu in vacuum sealed, some goma, broth concentrate, shichimi, etc
2 servings to a kit. I think it was like 7 bucks
Posted 24 May 2007 - 09:38 PM
I was watching I think vv6 and they showed a ramen place in kanagawa that made healthy ramen. They made hybrid noodles that had flour and konyaku and the broth was made regular tonkotsu style, but they froze it after it was made to scoop out alot of the fat.
I was looking through dancyu, and they showed ramen topped off with curry ice cream, seltzer broths, etc
Posted 05 June 2007 - 02:59 AM
when i was younger, i really preferred a good shouyu ramen. now, i'm really into tonkotsu. they say that when you become an old man, you will bin all of japan.e able to understand the subtlety of shio ramen. i guess i'm not there yet.
btw, my favorite ramen in all the world, ipuudo, will be opening a store in NYC!!!!
this was in some japanese magazine. i am very happy about this. they make the best tonkotsu i have ever tasted.
Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:14 AM
coming from tokyo, shoyu ramen is the standard for me and i'm pickiest with it, too. so far, none of the shoyu ramen i've had in new york has really done it for me. some of them aren't bad, but none of them takes me to that special place.
speaking of, has anybody tried setagaya, yet?
Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:37 AM
i'm with you chicken. my standards for shouyu ramen are super high. it's much easier to find a decent tonkotsu ramen than a good shouyu ramen. in seattle, we had a place called kouraku which had the best shouyu ramen i've ever had in the united states. any japanese person who lived in seattle during the 80s and early 90s knows what i'm talking about. japanese people would line up around the corner to eat there.
chibakiya just didn't do it for me. i was disappointed.
i had a great shouyu ramen at the tokyo fish market. very tasty fish-based shouyu ramen. it was great.
Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:53 AM
Posted 05 June 2007 - 03:56 AM
props in advance
Posted 05 June 2007 - 04:05 AM
usually, the stock is pork, but i've had very good ramen with chicken and fish stock.
at one time, my dream was to create a ramen place that would have an excellent vegetarian ramen--the reason being that i was always sad that my vegetarian, kosher and halal eating friends could not eat ramen. thanks for reminding me, perhaps i will get to work on this.
Posted 05 June 2007 - 04:17 AM
Posted 05 June 2007 - 04:19 AM
I think Setaga-ya's broth is based off combination of various seafood. Santouka is pork based, Minca is very heavily pork based but they do have a vegetarian option although I have never tried it. I think Menkui-tei uses either chicken or seafood.
The base can be combination of various veggie and animal stock.
Posted 06 June 2007 - 04:22 AM