Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

 Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Yes, I know: I sat a bit on that post about Menkui-Tei, the ramen shop located on court street, especially as it has been under renovation since October...I try to post right away, but this one slipped my mind. Anyway, reading this might make you want to check the place once they reopen! 

 Bar at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Bar at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

 Kitchen at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Kitchen at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

I know this place as well as the one on 56th street that I discovered few years ago, and both serve some delicious ramen. The last time I went, I decided to order the Tonkotsu ramen that is made with a pork broth, roasted pork, bean sprouts, scallions, a boiled egg and, of course, noodles. 

 Tonkotsu ramen at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Tonkotsu ramen at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

  Tonkotsu ramen at   Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Tonkotsu ramen at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

  Tonkotsu ramen at   Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Tonkotsu ramen at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

  Tonkotsu ramen at   Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Tonkotsu ramen at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Jodi got the Kinoko tofu ramen made of tofu, mixed mushrooms, vegetables in chop suey vegetable broth. She asked for a boiled egg. 

  Kinoko ramen at   Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Kinoko ramen at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

  Kinoko ramen at   Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Kinoko ramen at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

This one was a bit bland compared to the tonkotsu ramen and the egg was too cooked, the yolk not being runny. The tonkotsu however was delicious and the milky broth was delicious.

  Tonkotsu ramen at   Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Tonkotsu ramen at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

  Kinoko ramen at   Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Kinoko ramen at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

The noodles were perfectly cooked and allowed a nice slurpiness (a new word invented by the fans of ramen...). I love my tonkotsu ramen and the best proof is this:

  Tonkotsu ramen at   Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Tonkotsu ramen at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

I should mention the appetizer we got: veggie gyoza. They were good, but not as good as pork gyoza, as I find them less tasty.

  Veggie gyoza at   Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Veggie gyoza at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

  Veggie gyoza at   Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

Veggie gyoza at Menkui-Tei Ramen Shop in The East Village, New York, NY

So, Menkui-Tei has some good stuff, for affordable prices. You may want to check it out. As far as I am concerned, I'll be back as soon as they reopen.

Enjoy (I did)!

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