Ivan Ramen – New York, NY

Oh boy!  If you’re familiar with Chef’s Table on Netflix then you already know about this place.  If not watch the show, you don’t even need to commit to the whole series, but this episode is worth it.  I finally got my husband to watch it and afterwards, he was craving ramen every single night – no joke.  We were conveniently on our way to NYC shortly after so we made going to Ivan Ramen our #1 priority.  SOOOOO worth it!  Holy cow.  We were with another couple and all of us ordered the same thing – the Chicken Paitan (with an oven roasted tomato of course).  When it came and we took our first bite we were all speechless and then…just moaned.  I kid you not.  I’m already dying to go back.  We got in line 30 minutes before they opened because we didn’t have a reservation and it was a good thing.  If you’re a ramen fan this should be at the top of your list!



Steamed Pork Buns – soy-mushroom glaze, picked diakon


Kyuri Pickles – persian cucumbers, spiced rice vinegar, dill


Miso-Roasted Cauliflower – shio-koji butter, fresno chili, bonito


Chicken Paitan – rich chicken broth, minced chicken, egg yolk, shio combo, rye noodles


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