A different kind of Ramen

 

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Torigara Ramen at Nakamura: thin noodle, light chicken and fish broth, chashu pork, bamboo shoots, spinach, naruto fish cake, nori with Ajitama egg

What comes to mind when you think of Japanese ramen? To me,it’s wavy thin noodles in a usually a cloudy,pork bone broth. Pork bone Tonkatsu broth is slightly pungent and superrrr salty😫. This broth was totally different.

It was light and clean tasting, translucent broth. The flavorful chicken and fish broth was refreshingly light compared to a bold pork bone broth.The broth reminded me of the soup my Chinese family makes because of the chicken base and there is a tinge of herbalness to it I can’t pinpoint. The tinge of herbalness, surprisingly works well in this ramen.The level of saltiness was perfect. (Didn’t make my tastebuds cry for water and didn’t wake up the next morning with a bloated face.)  Would visit again. This literally tastes like comfort in a bowl. I can be found here eating this deliciousness in the following  cold months.

Price: $$ 

$14

Nakamura is a small ramen place next to the Williamsburg bridge. It’s walk-ins only so don’t bother calling or emailing for reservations! First come- first serve~

172 Delancey St.
New York, NY 10002
b/t Attorney St & Clinton St)
Lower East Side

Hours

Mon 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Tue 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thurs 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun Closed

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Paella at NYC’s Broadway Bites

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Pork Paella by Paella Shack at Broadway Bites: Cubed sautéed pork, zucchini and sliced red peppers on a bed of wonderfully seasoned, slightly crisp Arborio rice!

An explosion of savoriness in your mouth. The zucchini, peppers and lemon juice really brighten up the dish and brings a fresh feel to the otherwise heavy savory pork and rice .It was a breath of fresh air for me because I don’t eat Spanish cuisine very often.
Very filling and the portion is quite big for $13. Shareable.  Seafood,chicken, and veggie options are also available if pork isn’t your thing. Get this when Broadway Bites returns this Fall!

Broadway Bites pops-up in Summer and Fall at Greeley Square, huge array of diverse and delicious foods. Great outdoor hangout location in the heart of NYC’S garment district.

Market Dates

2016 Summer Market, June 3 – July 17 (over)

2016 Fall Market, October 12 – November 18 | 11:00am – 9:00pm Daily

Location

Greeley Square – Broadway, between 32nd and 33rd Street.

 

Best hot dog I ever had

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Went to Chicago for a week and had so many delicious things!😍

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Pictured above is UB Dogs’: Chicago Dog

The best hot dog I have ever had in 20+ years of my life 😋.
This Chicago style dog was a steamed natural-cased vienna dog with all the fixin’s: mustard, onions, relish, tomatoes, pickle spear, sport peppers, and celery salt. I would choose this over a New York hot dog in a heartbeat. Our city is notorious for our delicious dirty water beef dogs with ketchup, mustard, and maybe some saurkraut. There used to be this asian inspired hotdog place in the St.Mark’s area in lower Manhattan called Japadog! Unfortunately it closed down a few years ago. I remember their seaweed fries. Don’t get me wrong, NY hotdogs are good. However, they just can’t compare to the colorful,crisp,flavor-packed toppings of a Chicago hot dog.

Price: $

$3.15 for the Chicago dog, $2.50 fries

185 N Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60606

b/t Lake St & Adams St 
The Loop