The Ramen Lab, Nolita, NYC

The Ramen Lab, Nolita, NYC

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

I recently attended a preview media event with Sachiko from Cutie Patroller at The Ramen Lab – which is one of the most anticipated new ramen spots in New York City.

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This new venture by Sun Noodles is headed up by Chef Shigetoshi “Jack” Nakamura and partner Kenshiro Uki who are both passionate ramen artisans.

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We spent an absolute divine hour feasting on some really tasty eats. We began with a delicate Hanetsuki Gyoza, which is thin-skinned gyoza pan-fried together. It was served with a yuzu-soy dipping sauce and was absolutely delicious – some of the best I have tried.

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We also tasted two very different bowls of ramen. The first one was a “Tori Gara Shoyu Ramen” served with Charsui pork, bamboo shoots, fish cake, spinach and scallions – this was my favorite broth of the day.

We also tried a really flavorful “Vegetarian Spicy Miso Ramen” which had very robust and lively flavors which was a wonderful contratst to the previous bowl.

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Aside from serving seriously slurp-a-licious bowls, the Ramen Lab aims to showcase the craft of authentic Japanese Ramen to a larger audience of ramen enthusiasts. They plan to offer tastings sessions and seminars that focus on styles of ramen “not as well known in New York.”

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The Ramen Lab is going to be all the rage once it opens up in early Jan – I am just so glad I got a sneak peek before the lines start wrapping around the block.

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

Hanetsuki Gyoza

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Tori Gara Shoyu Ramen

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Vegetarian Spicy Miso Ramen

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