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Jan 16, 2014 06:49 PM
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Peekskill Ramen - Ramenesque

I had a nice bowl of pork Shoyu Ramen at this newish Ramen house on main st. in peekskill. The broth was full of flavor and contained nori, fresh scallions, corn, half an egg, a couple of nice chunks of pork and noodles. no one is going to confuse the fare with ippudo but they serve a nice, hearty bowl of ramen, the owner is really nice and the food is well-priced.

The person next to me ordered gyoza and was told they were all out as they had to make more. I take that as a good sign. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

on a side note, there's an Ecuadorian deli on the same block and I couldn't help but notice the patrons were eating big bowls of soup followed by platters of fried chicken. that's up next!

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  1. Thanks for reporting back! I'm not a huge fan of ramen but it does sound appealing in this cold weather.

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    1. Had a great meal at Ramenesque tonight. The gyoza was very tasty, and the Ginger Chicken Rice Bowl was delicious. But the Tom Yum Ramen was really fabulous. The space is very pleasant, and the owner and staff were friendly and attentive, and it was cheap! But it was quite slow and we waited too long for our food. Nonetheless, we will definitely be back. They're still waiting for a liquor license but will soon have sake. And there's a garden for warm weather.

      1. They got a pretty decent write-up in the NY Times this weekend

        http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/nyr...

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        1. re: DGresh

          took my wife here recently and we had the tonkatsu mentioned in the article. The review characterizes the curry as "muddled" but I'd say it's muddled in the way a good stew is muddled. The pork was nicely fried, the curry had a little heat, we thought it a great comfort dish on a cold, winter day.

          1. re: DGresh

            Wow that review was poorly written, not up to the Times food reviewers usual quality. Read like an amateur blogger.

          2. Are they allowing byo as they wait for their license?

            1. I stopped by Ramenesque recently for a quick bite with my husband. The place itself is adorable and the owner and her daughter (I think?) are really nice. I was a bit underwhelmed by the service and the food. We had to wait quite a while to get our salads. Once they did came we were quite surprised at how good (very fresh ingredients, good flavors) they were for 3 or 4 dollars. The ramen was a mixed bag. I've had it in Manhattan on several occasions at places known for their ramen and there really is no comparison whatsover here as the OP noted. My husband's nontraditional tom yum ramen had a really delicious broth (not as fiery as noted on the menu; had I known that, I would have gone with it), half an egg, assorted veggies, pork, and noodles. Mine was nowhere near as good. My shoyu broth was lacking almost any flavor whatsoever and in desperate need of salt. In fact, every accompaniment with it also needed salt. At $10 a bowl this is a nice place for a sit down meal but I don't think I'd order ramen again except for the tom yum version.

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              1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                While I know the ambiance (and location, for those of us in north-western Westchester) isn't comparable...

                ...have you had any of the ramen soups at H-Mart? They are mostly about $9-$10, and come with a small California roll and some edamame. So far I haven't had one I didn't like, although I'm still most partial to the one that's called something like "spicy special."

                1. re: Elisa515

                  Thanks Elisa! I'm down that way often so I will check it out. It's been way too long since I've been to H mart!

                2. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

                  Hmmm, my shoyu broth had deep flavor, I wonder if they took a shortcut on cooking method. I don't think the ramen holds up well against first or even second level ramen shops in NYC so I've taken to ordering the non-ramen dishes.

                  Last time I was there I had a gloriously prepared piece of salmon, I've been afraid to report back here as I don't think the kitchen is all that consistent but you might give it a try and let us know what you think.