NYC vs Chicago – Noodle fight

NYC : Hide-Chan Ramen The entrance to the restaurant is very reminiscent of the queuing process at a “fun” park! The stairs that leads up to the restaurant has signs indicating the estimated wait time given your distance from the ramen! Luckily for, there’s no queue on a Monday afternoon at 5pm. However, within 10…

DAISHO Hakata Ramen

So, it’s Friday and the turn of the DAISHO Hakata Ramen.  Hakata ramen is supposed to be similar in nature to Tonkotsu; as in they’re both supposed to soup that is made from pork bones.  The Daisho noodles are much thinner that those you’d normally get with a Tonkotsu dish but complement the soup base.  However,…

Packet noodles – round two with NONGSHIM Kimchi Ramyun

NONGSHIM Kimchi Ramyun Continuing on from the last noodle tasting post (Build or Buy – the ramen noodle paradox!), next up was the Nongshim Kimchi Ramyun.  The noodles are a little thicker and chewier than the Nissin Raoh variety.  However, the soup base is unsurprisingly kimchi in flavour.  There’s a good kick from the spice…

Build or Buy – the ramen noodle paradox!

On returning from a recent trip to the US, I decided to research a little more about 1) making home made ramen noodles & broth, and 2) what would be the best packet ramen noodle as a substitute! So, a quick search on the web and I came across the recipe from luckypeach.com – a quick…

Noodles in NYC

Following the sweet Arsenal win against Man U (May 7, 2017), lunch beckoned.  So, on a typical spring sunday in SoHo NYC – i.e. it was raining, I headed to MewMen on Cornelia Street. Tori Tantan with Kara Age was the recommendation of the day – and it was absolutley delicious! The chicken was crispy but…