NYC – Upscale ramen

The day we arrived in New York, we were all pretty tired out from the red eye flight coming in at 6am. Took a quick pick me up nap and headed for lunch at St. Marks. They are notorious for their Japanese food and ramen just sounded like a satisfying and warm meal so we went for it. We went to Ippudo, which had over 3,000 reviews on yelp! So it must be good.

Cool wall decals. Wish I could read it…

My friend, Carol and I split a lunch set which consisted of a small salad, akamaru ramen, and roast pork over rice. The akamaru ramen is the original “tonkotsu” noodle soup that is topped with Ippudo’s secret “umami dama.” It consists of miso paste, pork chashu, cabbage, kikurage, scallions, and flavored garlic oil.

This was probably the best ramen I have had in a long time. It was a little cold and wet, so this was a nice warm meal to start out our first day in NYC. Ippudo is a trendy Japanese noodle restaurant that will satisfy your ramen cravings. 🙂

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