Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

 Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

Terakawa Ramen is a Japanese ramen bar with two locations: Gramercy and Midtown. This is the latter that we tried. We went early on a Saturday, thinking that, like most ramen shops in the city, there would be a line quickly forming in front of the restaurant. 

 Dining room at Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

Dining room at Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

 Condiments at Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

Condiments at Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

People arrived just few minutes after they opened and the dozen seat place was filled with hungry customers. We started our meal with pork gyoza, these delicious fried dumplings that are my favorite appetizers, with pork belly buns, when I go to a ramen shop.

 Pork Gyoza at Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

Pork Gyoza at Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

  Pork Gyoza at   Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

Pork Gyoza at Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

These gyoza were really good: the filling was tasty and the shell, deliciously crunchy and slightly charred on one side.

For the ramen, I got their signature one: the Terakawa ramen, made with bamboo shoots, scallions, red ginger, kikurage mushroom and roasted pork, in a pork bone broth.

  Terakawa Ramen at   Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

Terakawa Ramen at Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

  Terakawa Ramen at   Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

Terakawa Ramen at Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

Jodi ordered their Miso ramen, made with bamboo shoots, scallions, kikurage mushroom and roasted pork, in a chicken and pork broth.

  Miso Ramen at   Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

Miso Ramen at Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

  Miso Ramen at   Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

Miso Ramen at Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

Both ramen were good, but I admit that I had a preference for the Terakawa soup that had a milky broth very tasty. The roasted pork was good and tender, and the boiled egg as I like, with a runny yolk, although slightly less cooked is even better. Last, the noodles were perfectly cooked, the one in the Terakawa ramen being thinner than the one in the miso soup.

  Miso Ramen at   Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

Miso Ramen at Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

  Terakawa Ramen at   Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

Terakawa Ramen at Terakawa Ramen in NYC, New York

This was a good ramen place and I am surprised that there is no line in front of it. Well, that's fine with me in fact!

Enjoy (I did)!

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