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Feb 4, 2010 11:27 AM

Favourite Chicken or Pork Ramen?

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

Thanks everyone :)

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    1. re: sushiman

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

      1. re: kansel

        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: kansel

            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

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

        1. re: snaporaz

          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)?

        2. 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.