When I first learned that I would be going to New York for the FoodFilmFest, there was only one thing on my I-must-try-while-I'm-in-NY list. No, it wasn't ramen, nor was it dim sum.
So when the rest of the boys arrived early this morning, the first place we went was here...
And if you don't know why I wanted to come here so badly...
Let me show you.
Nobo and Boom decided to share a pastrami sandwich.
And Boom's half was gone in 3 seconds...flat.
Slurping Katz's pastrami was just as good slurping ramen. A life-long craving has now been fulfilled.
Time to get back to our regularly scheduled program. Since Kuboya in the East Village was closed...
Minca Ramen Factory right next door was our next best choice.
Minca Sio Ramen.
Minca Shoyu Ramen.
Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen.
Minca, Minca, Minca...
I had heard good things...
And it's too bad cuz Wakayama Ramen is one of my favorite styles.
On to the next batter.
I walked by Kambi (Minca's sister) on my way to Union Square and then kept walking.
Ahh, Union Square...thank you for free wifi.
On to the republic...
For which it stands.
Not for me, but for the assistant...