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