Remember when Yamashita-san from Yamachan visited Bassanova? Well, at that time he had told me to go visit Ramen Hide (ラーメン屋 秀) aka Hide-chan ramen because he was working with them to open a shop in New York. Well, the New York shop has been open for a few months now and apparently it’s been getting a lot of hype.
So today, I decided to meet my bro for lunch since his office was nearby.
Bro got the Aburi Torotama Chashu Men. I’ll let him tell you what he thought in the comments.
I got the Hakata Dontaku Mori, basically their ramen with everything on it.
I liked it, but it was very heavy. The soup was actually lacking a little flavor too. The noodles weren’t bad.
As I’m sure my bro will explain, the torotama wasn’t very torotama. haha.
Back at basa we decided to make use of the yakiniku tare we got from the Ichiryu boss.
Holy namabaranikuwoyakibaniyaitachashu that was good! Anyway…
“The ramen was pretty good, though I don’t think it deserves the title of best ramen in NYC. The tonkotsu is very rich, almost creamy.“
“The noodles were cooked al dente and the ramen was perfectly seasoned. I really liked the green onions as it cut through the richness of the broth and added some freshness. The cha siu didn’t particularly wow me and I actually ended up adding the pickled ginger to the dish because I felt like the ramen lacked a little something. I kind of wish I didn’t order the egg because it wasn’t all that great. Overall it was good but I wasn’t that impressed with it. I kept drinking the broth though because it was really good.“
Haha thanks Eva! You are a lot harsher than I am. 🙂 Hopefully I’ll get to try the New York Hide-chan someday too.