I'm on a quest for the best ramen shop in new york. there are a lot around these days, but so far none of the one's i've been to can hold a candle to the profoundly wonderful ramen i've had in Japan.
Setagaya was written up as "authentic", but it seemed to me like an overpriced attempt at presenting what Americans imagine ramen is like in Japan - a little fishy and accompanied by edamame. the best ramen i had in japan (sort of thought of there as chinese food) was meaty and accompanied by pork dumplings.
I think the best i've had so far was Ajisen on Mott st. in Chinatown, but the pork slices were a little too thick and dry.
I hear a lot about Momofukuya, but i'm always wary of hype. Any opinions on that?
Any recomendations? Thanks!