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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!
http://ramennewyork.blogspot.com/

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

Ippudo
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

Kuboya
536 E 5th St, New York, NY 10009

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