Hide-Chan Ramen

Hide-Chan Ramen
Its my second time visit at ”Hide-Chan Ramen”

Hakata Kuro Ramen ♥♥♥1/2

Many peoples say that Hide-Chan Ramen is too salty……… 😦 My first visit to Hide-Chan I thought the same thing too! But my both Kuro Ramen and Spicy Ramen were perfect when I came here for the second time. I would like to go back again for third time sometime soon to give you my final thought about their Ramen. Stay tuned ~ XO

My favorite Ramen is The Hakata Kuro Rame.

♥♥♥ $$1/2

Hide-Chan Ramen    248 East 52nd St (b/t 2 Ave & 3 Ave), 2nd floor restaurant,  New York, NY 10022   (212) 813-1800

Hakata Spicy Ramen ♥♥♥1/2

Chashiu Tonkotsu Ramen ♥♥♥

Pork Gyoza ♥♥♥





Korean Ramen & Ho’ Cake at ”Mokbar”


The only thing that could warm me up right now is Spicy Kimchi‬ Ramen‬ at Mokbar 🍜

Mokbar is located at inside of Chelsea Market in Meatpacking District. I ate so many different kind of Ramen before yet this was my first time eating Korean Style Ramen ( except instant noodle Shin Ramyun ). Three of us shared three different kind of Ramen and a few appetizers. Also we had Saki and Marc A.K.A NY Journal had a Makgeolli #Cheers ~ 🍶

I had to try Black Ramen and Spicy Tofu Ramen as food blogger. They were very unique and delish but my favorite Ramen was Kimchi Ramen. If you’re fan of Mapo Tofu and spicy food you will love Spicy Tofu Ramen. It was #HotHotHot 🔥🔥🔥

BUT more than Ramen, more than dumplings or Disco Fries ”Ho’ Cake” was OMG delish and only $6!! I have never had a Ho’ Cake before and now I’m so in love with this cute bun with yummy dipping sauce 🙂 I started new page called ”Bucket Dish” on Tabelog (www.tabelog.usBucket Dish is a special dish that worth traveling across the world just to eat. I am so ~ adding this dish on BucketDish of New York City.

Mokbar      75 9th Ave, ( at Chelsea Market ) New York, NY 10011  (646) 964-4448

♥♥♥ $$1/2

 Kimchi Rame – Kimchi bacon broth. Braised pork. Stewed kimchi. Scallion $13 ♥♥♥

Ho’ Cake – crispy bun with heavenly pork belly filling $6 ♥♥♥

This dish is on Tabelog’s Bucket Dish NY

Black Ramen

Black bean, bacon, vegetable sauce. Pork belly. Cucumber. Pickled daikon. Scallion $13 ♥♥♥1/2

Open Kitchen

Spicy Tofu Ramen

Pork and tofu sauce. Spicy garlic paste. Minced pork. Poached egg. Scallion $13, Pork belly topping $2 ♥♥♥1/2

Disco Fries

ramen gravy, cheese curd, kimchi, nori $12 ♥♥♥

The chef /owner Esther Choi

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Halmoni Dumplings $7 ( 6 pc )

ground pork, zucchini, cabbage, tofu, kimchi, garlic chive relish ♥♥♥1/2


Japchae Dumplings $7 ( 6 pc )

Pickled shiitake. Glass noodle. Garlic chive. Tofu • Garlic chive relish ♥♥♥1/2

Saki ♥♥♥


Mokbar ( left side )


2015 Update : All’onda

Burger & Ramen at ”All’onda”


Another work lunch just happened to be during Restaurant Week, so we decided to go to All’onda. My main reason why I chose here for lunch, not for dinner was to patrol new lunch menu. YUP! Burger & Ramen 🙂 Unfortunately I can only give 1/5 heart for Italian Ramen 😦 Noodle wasn’t good, topping wasn’t good, parmesan dashi broth was best part of this Ramen but still it was worst Ramen I ever had in my life! I’m giving Burger was delicious. Bucatini smoked Uni pasta was delicious as usual. I’m still giving 3.5/5 for overall because beside Ramen atmosphere and foods were all great. Please read my previous dinner review for more detail about All’onda https://cutiepatroller.com/2014/01/07/all/

Check out my blogger friend LET’S NOM NOM‘s review about our lunch too  http://bit.ly/1aDdU4l

All’onda    22 E. 13th St., New York, NY 10003  (212) 231-2236

♥♥♥ Restaurant Week / three courses lunch $25


 truffle cheese, treviso, caramelized onions (regular price $17) ♥♥♥1/2  


parmesan dashi, porchetta, brussels sprouts (regular price $17) 



manila clams, mussels, crouton

Kale Salad

Tofu cesar dressing, walnuts, mint (regular price $12)

Booth Table at upstair

Roasted Carrot

ricotta, ginger vinaigrette, cumin (regular price $15)


with ricotta, spicy tomato sauce, and basil (regular price $19)


Tuna Tartar

cerignola, kizami wasabi, preserved tomato (regular price $17) ♥♥1/2


smoked uni, spicy bread crumbs (regular price $19) ♥♥♥


Hazelnut Mousse ♥♥♥

Olive Oil Cake ♥♥1/2

Restaurant week winter 2015

Three courses for 25

All'Onda on Urbanspoon

Ramen Lab

Ramen Lab

Ramen Lab by Sun Noodle

Ramen master Chef Jack Nakamura from Japan is prepping to open, “Ramen Lab” early next month on Kenmare St in downtown NYC.

Read more about chef

I was here for pre-opening media event. I had Torigara Shoyu Ramen and XO Miso Ramen. Pork Gyoza was very special. One of the best Japanese dumpling I ever had in New York *\(^_^)/* Recently I was at his famous Ramen shop AFURI in Ebisu, Tokyo Japan 🙂


 Torigara Shoyu Ramen (soy-based broth) $13

 Toppings: Pork Chashu, Menma, Nori, Spinach, Naruto, Fish Cake.

Tokyo style ramen consists of slightly thin, curly noodles served in a soy-flavoured chicken broth. The Tokyo style broth typically has a touch of dashi, as old ramen establishments in Tokyo often originate from soba eateries. Standard toppings are chopped scallion, menma, sliced pork, kamaboko, egg, nori, and spinach. Ikebukuro, Ogikubo and Ebisu are three areas in Tokyo known for their ramen. by wikipedia

Sun Noodle

#1502 18w noodles (太麺)

#0106 24w noodle (細麺)


XO Miso Ramen $14

Toppings: Bean Sprouts, Nira, Scallions, corn.

Vegetarian. sun noodle miso paste with special xo sauce developed by kaizen trading, sun noodle #1502 18w noodles, special miso paste (liquid paste seasoning), oolong tea , butter optional.

Sapporo Style Ramen, the capital of Hokkaido, is especially famous for its ramen. Most people in Japan associate Sapporo with its rich miso ramen, which was invented there and which is ideal for Hokkaido’s harsh, snowy winters. Sapporo miso ramen is typically topped with sweetcorn, butter, bean sprouts, finely chopped pork, and garlic, and sometimes local seafood such as scallop, squid, and crab. Hakodate, another city of Hokkaidō, is famous for its salt flavored ramen, while Asahikawa in the north of the island offers a soy sauce-flavored variation. by wikipedia

  Chef Jack Nakamura in action!


Piping Hot Gyoza $7

Pork Napa Cabbage, Nira

Toppings – Seasoned boiled egg $2

Housemade Chili Paste

Ivan Ramen

Ivan Ramen

Ivan Ramen, the second location in L.E.S.


 Ivan Ramen           25 Clinton Street ( b/t Houston St & Stanton St ) NYC         (646)-678-3859

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.

♥♥ ♥♥ $$$1/2


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




Minca Ramen


Big Bowl of Ramen at ”Minca”

Spicy Basic Ramen pork broth $12 ( thin noodle ) ♥♥

The place’s decor and atmosphere are both not cute like IPPUDO or MOMOFUKU but I can promise you that MINCA serves very yummy ramen. My favorite ramen is Spicy Basic Ramen with pork broth (picture above). Basic salt & roast garlic flavor Ramen is also my favorite. They has two different options for noodle. I recommend you to order thin noodle for both ramen. I just don’t care for thick noodle. Also this place has sister restaurant called KAMBI on EAST 14th Street. I heard MINCA and KAMBI serve exactly same menu. Good to know 🙂

Minca     536 E 5th St (btw Ave A & Ave B) NYC (212) 505-8001

♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥ ♥1/2 $$1/2

Basic salt & roast garlic flavor Ramen ( thin noodle )  $11 ♥♥

Ippudo West

No wait at Ippudo West for lunch


Hirata Buns steamed buns filled with your choice of pork, served with ippudo original spicy buns sauce (2pcs) $9 ♥♥♥♥♥

 PPUDO WEST 321 West 51st street, New York, NY

Ippudo East Village 65 4th Ave (btw 9th & 10th St) New York, NY

♥♥ ♥♥ $$$


Akamaru Modern – original silky “tonkotsu” (pork) soup noodles topped with ippudo’s secret “umami dama” miso paste, pork chashu, cabbage, sesame kikurage mushrooms, scallions, and fragrant garlic oil $15 ♥♥♥♥♥


Unagi mini don – Eel over rice ♥♥♥


Shiromaru Hakata Classic th e original silky “tonkotsu” (pork) soup noodles topped with pork loin chashu, sesame kikurage mushrooms, menma, red pickled ginger, and scallions $15 ♥♥♥♥

Ippudo Westside

Hinata Ramen

Chicken Broth Ramen

Hinata Ramen 159 E.55th St. b/t 3rd & Lexington Ave | 212-355-2974

I read on Twitter that Chef Michael Anthony from Gramercy Tavern visited Hinata Ramen a few months ago. I hadn’t heard of this ramen shop until then. So, I decided to come here for lunch. Hinata Ramen opened last November in Midtown East. I often eat ramen for lunch. There are many choices of ramen shops around my office in Midtown such as Hide-chan, Totto, Ippudo West, and a few more places. Today I found a new edition to add to my ramen lunch options. Chef Anthony mentioned this place’s noodle and that it was somehow related to Ippudo. So I was even more curious about this place!! I was also interested in tasting their broth. Most popular ramen shops often serve pork based broth, but Hinata specializes in chicken broth ramen.

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
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Original Hinata Paitan Ramen – Chicken broth $12.5 ♥♥♥1/2

I started my lunch with gyoza and pork bum to share. I didn’t much care for either appetizer, but it was good and decent enough. I sat at the front counter seat so that I could see the action in the kitchen behind the glass window. (It does not have an open kitchen.) I ordered the Original Hinata Paitan Ramen and my friend ordered the Aburi Niku Miso Ramen which is limited to 10 bowls per day. Both ramen were very good.


Aburi Niku Miso Ramen – (Limited 10 bowls per day) ♥♥♥1/2

My favorite is Shoyu Tonkostuu (soy based and pork based mixed.) Compared to pork based this was much lighter and cleaner. Definitely refreshing.

It was also great to meet the owner, Chef Madoka Tamura. I was a little shocked to see a young Japanese lady. I guess I always imagine a ramen shop owner to be a man. Like I said, Hinata’s ramen is very clean and elegant. This made perfect sense once I met her. She was lovely. I asked her about her background. She said this is her first restaurant and she taught herself how to make ramen. I’m the owner of Cutie Room, but having a boutique and running a restaurant are two different things. I was very impressed. I love seeing Japanese women doing their thing in NYC!

Owner/ chef Madoka Tamura

I eat at most ramen shops more than twice before giving a rating. So, at this time I can’t give a proper rating yet. I am definitely going back for lunch again soon. Stay tuned for an update!


Hinata Pork Bun ♥♥♥


Kurobuta Gyoza ♥♥♥




Bassanova Ramen

Bassanova – 76 Mott street ( b/t Canal St & Bayard St ) NYC

Ramen shop patrolling report!! Bassanova is originally from the Setagaya area in Tokyo, Japan. This place just opened in August in Chinatown. When I was here with my Japanese foodie friend Go (thursday night around 9 o’clock ) I was so shocked that it wasn’t busy after they got great reviews Σ(゚д゚ll ) I hope this place gets more busy after my blog #Bam!!! They serve three different kinds of Ramen and we had the Tondaku Ramen & Tondaku Wadashi Jilu Ramen. We didn’t order the Green Curry Ramen, which is their most popular, but the next day undercover cutie patroller #2 Nam & her friend visited there and sent me photos (^_−)−☆ The deco is modern and not oriental style yet they have a open noodle counter seat like a Ramen shop. I believe that you must sit only at a counter seat when you’re at Ramen shop to fully experience the vive & atmosphere and of course as food blogger I must see the action in the kitchen. Average time for dining at a ramen shop in Japan is about 30 minutes and price is around 800 yen ( less than $10 ) but here in NY its around $15. But thats because people stay more than one hour so I understand why Ramen is more expensive in NY. Ramen has another name in Japanese. We call them “Chuka-soba” which means Chinese Soba noodles. Ramen originally came from China so it makes sense. Everybody is a critic when it comes to pizza and everybody has different preferences, and ramen is the same thing. My favorite noodle style is thinner with shoyu base or pork base soup. I don’t really care for Shio (salt) base and miso base ramen. I really enjoyed Tondaku Wadashi Jilu Ramen. I love that they added yuzu zest in the broth. This noodle was my favorite style which is firm & thin!! I like it (^_^)😋

Ps – Check out their beautiful noodle bowls!! All their ceramic bowls are imported from the owner’s hometown of Setagaya, Japan.🇵

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
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Tondaku Ramen
Berkshire Pig Tonkotsu Soup
Topping: Porkloin chashu, kikurage, ginger, crushed sesame, nori, scallion ♥♥♥♥


Tondaku Wadashi Ramen
Berkshire Pig Tonkotsu Soup & Wadashi Jiru
Topping: Porkloin chashu, menma, gyofun, nori, scallion ♥♥♥♥



Tondaku Green Curry Ramen
Green Curry Soup
Topping: Grilled chicken, shrimp, zucchini, okra, paprika, coriander ♥♥♥


Open kitchen & cute bowls


Me & foodie japanese friend Go-kun (^_^)


Counter seat view