Where: 356 East 5th Street (between Avenue A and B)

  • Although principally a ramen joint, the pork gyoza is where it’s at — it’s hard, crunchy and crusty on one side, soft and noodle-like on the other side and juicy, garlicky and porky on the inside. The bean sprout salad wasn’t too bad either
  • Had the Minca Shio ramen, where the broth is made of half pork and half chicken. The cha-shu pork melted in your mouth, the noodles had a nice chewy consistency, the broth was rich but lacked depth. It does beat out a lot of other NYC ramen places however