Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop. Enough said. Once you have this ramen you won’t want any other kind. I have become a huge ramen fan and when my mom and I went to their location in Gotham West Market I was in heaven–and not to mention, Gotham West Market is SO cool.
We both ordered the Classic Shio Ramen ‘Fully Loaded’– yes, that says fully loaded. It was the best decision. When you order the fully loaded you get: the sea salt, dashi + chicken broth, pork chashu, and rye noodles topped with egg, chashu and tomato. Oh it was good. I love the way the egg soaked up the sauce–it was utterly delicious. I was a little hesitant about the tomato but it turned out to be a delicious surprise. It melted in your mouth. And not to mention, the pork. It was so tender it was difficult to use the chopsticks to pick it up!
Needless to say we both ‘slurped’ our way to the bottom of our bowls…and wanting more. We also ordered the Napa Cabbage Salad which was crispy and flavorful. The miso sesame dressing was incredible. Both the napa cabbage salad and the ramen were perfectly complementary.
If you’ve never been, you MUST check it out. It’s ramen worth going back a second time for. And if you have a chance, walk around the market as well. But until next time, keep eating!