I have been dreaming about and craving Ippudo Hakata ever since I heard it was going to open in NYC. Today I went to MenchankoTei and it was a thin broth only slightly enlivened by too much ginger and red pepper.
Why can't we have our own Japanese outpost now? Last I read, it was supposed to open in Fall 2007, and that time is coming and going, with nothing but shuttered boards.
Please tell me the deal is still on - there are so many ramenheads in this town that would gladly pool their money at a real ramen shrine. Plus lots of Japanese ex-pats.
Santa, all I want for Christmas is a NYC Ippudo. I've been a relatively good girl, and a devoted foodie.