Monday, June 7, 2010

Ramen Setagaya Revisited

After the Memorial Day Flushing food massacre and the ethereal Kajitsu, our buddy Eric was craving some Ramen so we first tried Ippudo but as usual it was a ridiculous wait - 2 1/2 hours. So, we went to plan B around the corner in Ramen Setagaya. Pretty disappointing stuff and I don't know how this place got worse? Never ever stepping foot in that place again - either hit up Ippudo earlier or even try Men Kui Tei around the corner.

Our Menu

Shio Ramen
two slices of pork, bamboo-shoot, salt taste egg, seaweed, scallion, scallop powder, noodle
First thing that usually hits me with a bowl of ramen is the intense porky broth. Here it was way muted down with barely any flavor - I had to dose that m eff'er with chili oil and shichimi. Then, the next is the noodle which was pretty overcooked - too limp with no bounce back. Like last time, the pork was tender but not that flavorful.

Rating System
--- What the F - in a bad way * Good ** Great *** What the F – in a good way

1 comment:

Porthos said...

dude, not all ramen is pork broth.
and "shio ramen" is certainly not.

that said, setagaya has always been disappointing to me.

but their bread and butter "shio ramen" was the only thing i thought was decent. and now that seems to have deteriorated.