Ivan Ramen, the second location in L.E.S.
Ivan Ramen opened a second location in the Lower East Side earlier this spring. Although I was disappointed with the ramen at their first location in Gotham West Market last year, I decided to give it another try at this new location.
I ordered two different kinds of appetizers and two different kinds of ramen. I’m sorry, but all four dishes were not for me. 😦 I’m giving it a two star rating for food. However, I’m giving it 3 hearts overall which I think is a more important rating. The best thing about this place is that they have an outdoor space in back. Since I came here in the early spring the weather was still cold, so I sat inside. I am sure people enjoy sitting in the outdoor back room during the summer time. I suggest you try the outdoor atmosphere yourself before the weather gets cold. This place still has buzz right now.
1000 years old deviled egg – hen egg + preserved duck egg, tomato, bonito 3.50 ♥♥♥1/2
double dredged chicken hearts + livers, ponzu honey mustard $8 ♥♥
Four Cheese Mazemen dashi, pickled bean sprout, pork chashu, whole wheat noodle $15 ♥♥
Kewpie ebI – fried whole prawns, smoked chili,
watercress, lemon 15 ♥♥♥
Spicy Red Chili Ramen dashi + chicken broth, minced pork, smashed egg, rye noodle $14 ♥♥
Lancaster Okonomiyaki scrapple waffle, charred cabbage, pickled apple, maple kewpie $12 ♥♥
Chicken Paitan Ramen – white chicken broth, chicken confit,
schmaltz fried onions, rye noodle 16 ♥♥♥
Braised Beef Tongue – dashi + beef broth, hot mustard 11 ♥♥♥
Roast Pork Musubi ♥♥
Tokyo Shio Ramen sea salts, dashi + chicken broth, pork chashu, rye noodle $13 ♥♥1/2