Just a reminder to all ramen fans! Pork bone broth is "TONKOTSU", NOT "TONKATSU". TonkAtsu is breaded deep fried port cutlet, not pork bone broth!!
Hint: If a server says Tonkatsu Ramen at a restaurant, don't expect authentic ramen. Ton = Pork🐷, kotsu = Bone🍖

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Max Suzuki Tsukemen Challenge NYC🇺🇸

New York Ramen

Max Suzuki, the famous Japanese competitive eating champion was in New York to try the Tsukemen challenge (16 lbs. in 35 minutes) at TabeTomo in the East Village!!
He has also mentioned this blog post for TabeTomo http://www.jirosramen.com/2018/12/tabetomo-east-village-ny.html !!  

Thank you Max-san! サンキュー!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Menya Sandaime (Bergen Blvd) - Fort Lee, NJ🇺🇸 麺屋三代目 - フォートリー 、ニュージャージー

New Jersey Ramen

Menya Sandaime which has their original Fort Lee shop on Parker Ave, and another one in Jersey City just opened up another shop in June 2019 on the other side of Fort Lee! They are well known in the Fort Lee area for their tonkotsu ramen and home made noodles.
フォートリー に本店がありジャージーシティーに2号店がある麺屋三代目が2019年6月に3号店をフォートリー の西側にオープン!フォートリー 近辺では豚骨ラーメンと自家製麺で結構知られているお店です。
I ordered the Shoyu Ramen $10.50. This is a new item for Sandaime as the other 2 shops do not offer Shoyu Ramen. 醤油ラーメン$10.50を注文。他の2店では醤油はなく、新しいメニューと言うことです。
Their bowl is huge so it looks like not enough soup but has standard amount. 丼が大きいのでスープが少ないように見えますがまあこっちでは普通の量です。 
Noodles are home made like the other branches.  他の店舗と同様麺は自家製。製麺機があったけど使ってる感じしなかったから本店で作って持ってきてるのかな。
Inside with tables, counter seats on other side. 
 Menu, a little different from the other branches. 

 Outside, in a small strip mall with some parking space
Grand Opening sign

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Ramen Danbo- Brooklyn, NY 🇺🇸 ラーメン暖暮 - ブルックリン、ニューヨーク

New York Ramen

My fourth visit to Danbo Ramen in Park Slope, Brooklyn for a late lunch again! I had to come back and try their miso ramen!!
For previous posts on Ramen Danbo click below! ラーメン暖暮の以前のブログポストは下記のリンクで!!
Miso ramen, their pork broth with miso! 味噌ラーメン、豚骨スープで味噌。 
Of course I ordered the Lunch C set! Ramen + 3pcs Gyoza + Sapporo draft!!  もちろんランチセットC!! ラーメン+餃子3つ+サッポロ生!! 
Lunch Set until 5pm!  ランチセット午後5時まで! 
I'm liking Danbo! ラーメン暖暮最近のお気に入り!

Friday, July 5, 2019

Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai - Jersey City, NJ 🇺🇸 喜多方ラーメン 坂内 ジャージーシティ、ニュージャージー

New Jersey Ramen

It's been a few months since I've been to Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai so I decided to go today. They are located inside a Ranch 99 supermarket in Jersey City, NJ.  As their name says, they specialize in Kitakata style ramen and are a very famous chain in Japan. They also have 2 shops in CA and one in IL. I think they are working on a new shop in NYC as well.
今日は数ヶ月ぶりにジャージーシティーにある喜多方ラーメン阪内に行ってきました。Ranch 99 と言うアジアンスーパー内のフードコートにあります。日本でも有名ですがアメリカではニュージャージー 以外にカリフォルニアに2軒、イリノイに1軒、あとはマンハッタンにも近々開店する予定のようです。
I never tried this before, so I ordered the Mixed Boiled Vegetable Shio Ramen today ($9.95).  It's got lots of vegetables and also their signature chashu. 
Same home made thick flat noodles that Kitakata ramen is known for. 
I also ordered the small chicken karaage bowl. So full. ミニ唐揚げ丼も注文 お腹いっぱいだ。

Also check out my previous posts on Kitakata Ramen Ban Nai!!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Tojo's Kitchen - Paramus, NJ🇺🇸 東城キッチン - パラマス 、ニュージャージー

New Jersey Ramen

Tojo's Kitchen is located inside the Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, NJ. They were there for a few month in 2018 as a pop up and now reopened in June 2019.
パラマスのウエストフィールド ガーデンステート プラザモール内にある新しいお店。2018年の夏に数ヶ月ポップアップで営業していて、2019年6月に再度オープン。
 Tonkotsu Ramen $14.00 Expensive for NJ  豚骨ラーメン$14.00 ニュージャージーでは高めの値段

 That's me taking pic

 Huge space. When I went there were almost nobody there, a little awkward to be in such huge space.店内はかなり広い。行った時はほとんど誰もいなく落ち着かないくらい広い。
Front of store  店の前

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Ramen Danbo- Brooklyn, NY 🇺🇸 ラーメン暖暮 - ブルックリン、ニューヨーク

New York Ramen

My third visit to Danbo Ramen in Park Slope, Brooklyn for a late lunch again! This time I tried their Shio Ramen, which uses the same pork broth but with shio flavor.
 Shio Ramen $10.75
Thin extra firm noodles, yum  細麺、硬めで
New lunch set C - Choice of ramen + $5.50 and you get 3 pieces gyoza and draft Sapporo beer!
新しいランチセットC - ラーメン+$5.50で餃子3つとサッポロ生のセット! 
 Inside, counter seats  カウンター席
Summer cold ramen 冷やし中華始めました〜 
Front of store 店の前

Check out my previous posts on Ramen Danbo too!