If there is one thing that makes me look forward to Winter, it is Ramen: I love that delicious noodle soup, although ramen does not refer to soup at all, but to the hand pulled noodles that are in it. There is of course cold ramen that can be appreciated during the warmer seasons, but I admit that I love the hot ones. So, my next target was Jun-Men in Chelsea. It is not a big place, but it is bigger than some of the restaurants we visited before, having a large table in the center to accommodate large parties. In fact, when we were there, a party of eight people arrived. Decor wise, I liked it, warm and modern, with a casual feel.
Jodi did not feel like eating ramen, so she ordered two dishes. The first one was the shiitake bun, a vegetarian version of the classic pork bun, made with Shiitake mushroom, fried kale and mayo. This was deliciously meaty and could definitely compete with its non-vegetarian version.
The second dish was the Kale greens salad, composed of kale, quinoa, tomato, white cheddar, corn in a roasted garlic miso dressing. It was good, especially the corn that had a nice char.
On my side, I went for the Uni mushroom ramen that was a dish without broth, so, a noodle dish to make it simple. It was made with Uni, roasted pancetta, porcini butter, truffle oil, fried shallots, scallion and parmesan cheese. Very creamy, the noodles had a nice bite and the uni was succulent.
This was pretty good and I would definitely go back to Jun-Men to try their other ramen, especially their pork bone one, and maybe their pork bun or fried chicken...
Enjoy (I did)!
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