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Ippudo - is it truly THE best?


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Ippudo - is it truly THE best?

foodiechan | | Jun 18, 2011 10:34 AM

Greetings folks:

Recently I've been on a ramen binge, and had sampled quite a few joints in the City.

Obviously people often refer Ippudo as the standard bearer. But do you agree?

No doubt the guys at Ippudo put out a solid product, as their pork-based broth was simply sensational. That said, their toppings weren't that outstanding when compared to other bowls that I had, and their charshu was simply average as well. Their noodles I do like, but I also find other styles offered in the City intriguing, and thus not "attached" to any particular kind.

So if ramen is mostly about the broth (to which I belong to this camp), then there's reason for Ippudo to be crowned the Ramen king. But I am sure there are other considerations out there among those addicted to ramen.....for once I am not a big fan of the wait times at Ippudo.

Your thoughts? And here are a few places that I thought put out a great product too:

Naruto's charshu
Takumi's sho-yu based broth
Terakawa for their toppings and assorted condiments
Kuboya has a savory blended broth
Toto Ramen's spicy broth and their homemade ma-yu

Join in on this discussion!

Naruto Ramen
1596 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

Terakawa Ramen
18 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010

Totto Ramen
366 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019

Ramen Takumi
90 University Pl, New York, NY 10003

536 E 5th St, New York, NY 10009


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