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Minca and Kambi, sister restaurants that look the same but taste different.

In the great You Es of Eh, we often think of Japanese food as merely sushi and and edamame and forget about a super duper important, tasty part of it: ramen.  Big bowls of chewy noodles in hearty pork or chicken bone broths topped with slices of tender and flavorful barbecue pork, ramen is definitely one of my favorite foods (along with pizza and cookies).  My most favorite ramen place is Totto Ramen in Midtown West but I have yet to write a legitimate blog post about it because I am waiting until I get a new camera (SOON!) so I can do the place some justice (my photos now are horrible so don’t judge by the link)!  For now… I present to you two other ramen places.  One not so good and one pretty good. Minca Ramen Factory*
536 E 5th St
(between Avenue A & Avenue B)*
New York, NY 10009
Kambi Ramen House*
351 E 14th St
(between 1st Ave & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003

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Ippudo: Wasabi Tonkotsu Ramen

65 4th Ave
(between 9th St & 10th St)
New York, NY 10003

I wanted to try something new at Ippudo because I always get the Modern. The Modern is a tasty milky pork broth with a hint of roasted garlic flavor. I have also tried the Miso and the Chicken Broth ones as well. Both are good but do not compare to the more flavorful Modern. We were all craving ramen but did not want to make the trek to Totto so ended up at Ippudo. The Wasabi Tonkotsu ramen was the perfect “try something new” ramen because it was delicious and different. The soup was infused with Wasabi and the ramen was the curly kind, not the straight kind you usually get at Ippudo. Definitely have a side of their seasoned soft boiled egg because it is the best!  Lines are usually crazy long.  We went at around 11pm and still had to wait.

But seriously, if you really want some amazing ramen, check out Totto.

BaoHaus: Straight Frush Combo (3 baos and a drink)

238 E 14th St
(between 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10003

I can’t believe they make everyone who orders this combo say, “Straight Frush.” Must be hilarious for the waitress/cashier to see everyone speak with an Asian accent.

I chose the Haus Bao (hanger steak, crushed peanut, cilantro, relish, taiwanese red sugar), Birdhaus Bao (chicken brined overnight and fried to order, spicy seasoning, salt, cilantro, crushed peanuts), and the Chairman Bao (braised Berkshire pork belly, crushed peanut, cilantro, relish, Taiwanese red sugar). Continue reading BaoHaus: Straight Frush Combo (3 baos and a drink)