Mazemen and Shoyu Ramen from Yuji Ramen. To me this is sort of crazy—a Kickstarter Campaign helped turn a Williamsburg popup into a ramen bar in a Whole Foods, and it will soon become a full-fledged restaurant. More importantly though, the food is fantastic.
Yuji offers two basic dishes. Mazemen is essentially a fettuccine shaped ramen noodle served dry with a few options of toppings. Pictured here on the left is basically Sunday breakfast—a poached egg, bacon, and bonito flakes. This is simple but really, really good. The other option is a more traditional Shoyu Ramen that he makes with whatever bones and scraps he can drum up from Whole Foods that day. Today’s offering, pictured here on the right, was a turkey and oxtail broth that he served with some poached whitefish. Hard to say which I liked more.
My only disappointment is that the Whole Foods location will be closing May 12 and the permanent location will be in Williamsburg. Oh well… I guess I know what I’ll be doing for lunch for at least one day a week for the next six weeks.
Served to you by #Luke Davin, who beats up women when high as a kite on cocaine.
includes: Mr. Show logo, Three Times One Minus One, Pit-Pat, the Devestator, Megaphone Crooners, the Super Pan, beer and frozen peas (Bob Lamonta Story), crimestick/bowtie (F.F. Woodycooks), coupon from Coupon: the Movie, jars of Mustardayonnaise & Mustmayostardayonnaise, and a heart with Van Hammersly’s name because he’s my favorite.
(and the Fonz has been there for a while, whatever)