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Ramen in Stamford

foodominator | May 5, 2010 09:42 AM

I moved to Stamford from Old Bridge, NJ about 4 years ago and that’s when I started reading Chowhound to look for good eats. I especially enjoy reading posts by Stamford/Fairfield county foodies such as jfood, adamclyde, plien69, etc. since they cover a wide range of cuisines. Thanks guys for all the suggestions! Well, I would like to make my own suggestion to this board and hopefully someone will find it useful! Here goes my first post…

One of the things I enjoy is good ramen, and of course thru Chowhound, I found the Kato-Chan ramen stand in Cos Cob. I do enjoy his ramen and occasionally would order the Godzilla. Unfortunately he is only open in the summer (when it’s not raining) and a Fjords Fisheries employee told me Kato may not open at all this year since he needs to be in Japan to take care of something. Anyway, I think I found an alternative for those of you in Stamford who wants a ramen fix.

I’ve been eating at Kujaku for quite some time now and have mentioned several times to Eddie, one of the owners, that he should try introducing new things to the menu, like izakaya style (sort of Japanese tapas) dishes, yakitori, etc. I just got back from Tokyo at the time so I was blabbing to him about it. One of the things we discussed was ramen. Well, as of last week, when I went there for lunch, I saw on the lunch special menu, Ramen with Yakibuta pork. Of course I had to try it...and it was good! The broth was very flavorful (not too salty) and the roast pork was tender! I asked Eddie if I can get it for dinner as well and he said just ask for it and they will make it. The only thing missing is perhaps ni-tamago, onsen tamago, or one of those poached eggs they have at momofuku noodle bar; this was served with hardboiled egg, but I am just being nit-picky. Eddie said that since not many people know about the ramen yet, hardboiled egg is the simplest for now because the other ones are take a bit more work and don’t keep as long. I told Eddie that I will post about it in Chowhound and will spread the word. Heck I was eating outside while watching Bello the clown yesterday at Columbus Park and several people had asked about it.

Anyway, please let me know what you guys think!

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