This winter is holding NYC by the teeth and even though it isn’t freezing, the large buildings in FiDi create a bone-chilling micro-climate of its own on a sun-less day. Today, my bones screamed Ramen. Yo, maybe I’m running low on iron…ONTO MY REVIEW:
So about a quarter to noon, about 15 minutes after they opened, I came downstairs and ordered the “Sakurajima” just before the lunch rush. The Sakurajima is a chicken and tonkotsu spicy broth with pork, bean sprouts, scallions and fried garlic. Ramen is meaningless to me without a soft boiled egg, so I paid $2 extra. First impressions: broth was tasty, spicy, and held a good fat-to-liquid ratio without being too greasy or creamy (not a big fan of creamy ramen broths). Noodles were tender and on point and though minimal, the pork brought just enough meat flavor to the broth. I was looking forward to the fried garlic (I LOOOOOVE GARLIC) pero, I didn’t really taste any. I also thought that the scallions were a bit herbal-whelming…
All in all, I was pretty impressed but I have to agree with other reviewers, it was a bit overpriced in relation to the atmosphere and quantity.
Did you see what I did earlier… Herbal-whelming…Laugh dammit. I KNOW YOU LOVE MY PUN.