Hide-Chan: Pork Buns

Hide-Chan
248 E 52nd St
(between 3rd Ave & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10022

 

Hide-Chan was one of the many ramen places on my must-try-ASAP list of restaurants. I went for lunch one day and had one of the lunch specials, which was a bowl of traditional pork ramen (you can choose noodle firmness and broth thickness) and a pork bun, all for $11. I had firm noodles and thick broth (aka extra fatty). The ramen was pretty good. Tasty broth and very al dente noodles. Fatty pieces of meat. Very solid standard bowl. Not as good as Toto… Probably similar to Ippudo.

 

The pork buns were delicious but tasted like a “fusion” dish because of the teriyaki sauce and mayo. I think the pork bun at Ippudo is simpler which… Depending in your mood is better or worse. Definitely eat your pork bun right when it is served while the bun is still hot and the fatty parts of the meat melt in your mouth.

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