Minca – New York, NY
After finally spending a FULL week back at home in San Diego, I realized it was time to do a post! It has been a little crazy and I don’t know how this much time could have gone by already. Anyways…I have to tell you all (those who actually read my little blog) about an amazing meal I had while in New York!
Presenting…Minca Ramen Factory’s Basic Pork Broth with thin cut noodles. This piping bowl of goodness includes: “stewed pork” (charsu), bamboo, “wild mushroom”, boiled egg, and nori.
I don’t know how to describe how amazing this bowl was. It was pretty darn awesome….and that was just me overcoming me sudden lack of vocabulary at my disposal. There have been only a small handful of GOOD ramen I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying in my lifetime. This has to be in my top 3!
The flavor of the broth was so rich and velvety, that I wanted to gurgle with the broth just so it could coat my the entire of my mouth for even longer. I could taste the salt and garlic seasoning the broth, accenting the pork-based broth. The flavor of pork is not as in your face despite the cloudy appearance, yet I think I liked this balance. Makes me wonder what their other broths taste like…
When I stepped into this little hole in the wall, that was behind a dumpster (due to construction), I was not even remotely hungry. Yet, this bowl of magic could still carry every flavor note on the tongue. That is a sign of a good meal – when you can crave and love it, even though you are practically stuffed to the gill already. I would have ordered 2 bowls for myself that night actually, but I was with my coworkers and I just decided I had too much to eat that day. Instead, I took my coworker’s unfinished bowl of ramen and proceeded to eat hers too.
However, I urge you all to go out there and try a bowl! Especially if you do live in the area! Otherwise, next time you find yourself out in that city, give it a slurp!
Minca Ramen Factory
536 E Fifth St
New York, NY 10009