A new ramen spot has popped up on 14th Street in the East Village. Kyuramen has a bit of a tiki feel with lots of bamboo and counter that overlooks the open kitchen. Kyuramen offers three types of ramen found in Japan with the focus on the preparation of the Chashu pork. Dishes include the Tokyo Tonkotsu Shouyu served with pork chashu, bamboo shoot, wakame, half marinated egg, nori, corn, and scallion in pork broth. There’s also Tonkatsu Curry Ramen and Thai Tom Yam Ramen with shrimp, among others. Steamed Pork Bao Buns, Takoyaki Octopus Balls, and Okonomiyaki, a Japanese style pan-fried pancake, are counted among the appetizers. There’s also a nice assortment of rice and ramen burgers, including one with deep-fried soft shell crab.
For more information, visit www.kyuramen.com