Kung Fu Little Steamed Buns Ramen (Midtown West)
- ipsedixit Feb 10, 2014 02:28 PM
Now here's something you don't come across everyday.
All-day Chinese breakfast in Midtown!
Came here to try their hand-pulled "ramen" after reading about them in Grubstreet (here: http://www.grubstreet.com/2014/01/kun... ) and lo and behold, I find out that they have Chinese soy milk and crullers (yiou-tiao), as well as scallion pancakes. All day.
Only sweet soy milk for now -- both cold and hot. I got hot. The crullers were good -- crunchy, warm, and crisp. The salty soy milk (or doa-hwao) is not available currently.
Not haute cuisine, and probably not better than the stuff one can just stumble across in Chinatown, but for the location, it's a sweet deal.
Oh, and the noodles? Good, but the broth was nothing to get excited over.
Did not try the XLB. They looked good enough, and the veggie ones make the Hulk look a bit pale.
Kung Fu LIttle Steamed Buns Ramen
Corner of 8th/49th
That's quite a find! My bad luck, our office moved to TriBeCa last month after 12 years on 50 street, but I will find a reason to visit.
I tried the seafood ramen the other day. It was serviceable, but I don't think I'd get it again. The noodles were pretty good (and it was cool to see someone making them in the back), but the shrimp and squid were way overcooked. The ramen came with bok choy, scallions and parsley; a couple of mushrooms or bamboo shoots would've been nice. Also, the broth tasted of star anise, which was really weird. The place was packed solid, though, so they must be doing something right.