Just got back from a trip to NYC. Had great meals at Del Posto, 11 Madison Park, and The Bar at the Modern, but the best meal of the trip was a transformative bowl of ramen noodles at Momofuku Noodle Bar. Actually, I should say meal(s) since I made the trek down to the Lower East Side (from the Upper West Side, could it have been any farther) two days in a row just to have lunch there again. Incredibly flavorful (but not salty or greasy) broth, chewy noodles, wonderful braised pork and luscious slabs of pork belly, and a beautifully poached egg...all artisanal ingredients beautifully combined.
Of course now I'm back in SF, and am craving a decent bowl of ramen. From past posts it seems like the best ramen is located from San Mateo down to San Jose. Is there a decent to good place for ramen in SF proper? And why doesn't someone do great eats like David Chang of Momofuku here? Granted, the bowl of ramen (which was very large) cost $14, but a $14 gourmet meal is a cheap one in my book!