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Favourite Chicken or Pork Ramen?

kansel Feb 4, 2010 11:27 AM

Can be anywhere in Manhattan, and any price range considered. Just can't have any seafood or fish in it...

Thanks everyone :)

  1. Silverjay Feb 5, 2010 12:57 PM

    Nearly ALL Japanese ramen soups (including tonkotsu like Ippudo) will at some point have added katsuobushi (dried shaved bonito) and/or niboshi (dried sardines), and often dried shrimp and scallops.

    If you're allergic to fish/ seafood, you must inquire to the actual shop and be very specific about your allergies. I'm not sure if anything allergy causing would actually survive the entire cooking process, but I guess you can't be too safe. I understand that the restaurant Souen makes a completely vegetarian ramen.

    If you just aren't a fan of fish and seafood, Ippudo is a good ramen and any taste of the seafood is completely overwhelmed by other (very satisfying) flavors.

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      snaporaz Feb 5, 2010 08:25 AM

      3rd Ippudo.

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      1. re: snaporaz
        kansel Feb 5, 2010 10:12 AM

        what fish and seafood free ramen is recommended at Ippudo? and what time is best to be seated without too much of a wait (lunch or dinner)?

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        gutsofsteel Feb 5, 2010 06:19 AM

        Ippudo, hands down.

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        1. re: gutsofsteel
          Asumnuthin Feb 5, 2010 07:45 AM

          I 2nd Ippudo

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          sushiman Feb 4, 2010 11:38 AM

          Shinpuu in Hakata. ;-)

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          1. re: sushiman
            kansel Feb 4, 2010 11:52 AM

            Hakata Grill? Looking at their menu all their ramen dishes have fishcake?

            1. re: kansel
              robertgoulet Feb 4, 2010 11:56 AM

              I don't think he meant Hakata Grill (which is TERRIBLE). You could probably request to get ramen without the fish cake pretty much anywhere.

              1. re: robertgoulet
                kansel Feb 5, 2010 06:12 AM

                Oh - which Hakata then?

                1. re: kansel
                  sushiman Feb 5, 2010 07:23 AM

                  In Hakata, Japan. (Fukuoka, Kyushu)

                  After eating there, everything else is a letdown.

                  Shinpuu came in second if the Ramen Olympics, only beat out by a place on Hokkaido, which is now closed. So that makes it number one.

                  The ramen is insane. He roasts the pork for four or more hours until it is chestnut brown and his broth simmers 14 hours. It is crazy good.

                  1. re: sushiman
                    kansel Feb 5, 2010 07:43 AM

                    Hmm... a little far to travel for a bowl of ramen though :)

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