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Kansas City: Shio Ramen

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One thing that’s been pretty fun (and delicious) here in Kansas City is the recent rise in popularity of ramen shops.  When I lived in NYC, I had my pick of ramen joints, with varying degrees of quality and popularity, from “sure, I’ll pay 6 bucks for izakaya ramen at 2am” to “omgggg Ippudo best ramen EVER!”  When I moved to the Midwest last year, I was pleasantly surprised with my go-to ramen joint here in KC, the relatively new Columbus Park Ramen shop. Their tonkatsu ramen is the bomb!  However, recently Shio Ramen Shop opened up, and I knew I had to try it out. So which noodles reigned supreme? Read on to find out. Continue Reading

Kansas City: Columbus Park Ramen Shop (Japanese)

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Happy FriYAY, Noshers!  I don’t know about you, but this has felt like the longest week ever.  I flew to NYC for about 36 hours last weekend (our original flight was canceled so the trip was even shorter than expected!) for some fun plans/Mother’s Day festivities, and I’m definitely paying for it in exhaustion this week! But have no fear, Friday’s here – which means it’s almost the weeeekend!  I thought I’d kick off this much-needed two days off with my delicious dining experience at Columbus Park Ramen Shop.  Cue mouth watering now… Continue Reading

Sun Noodle Ramen Kits at Whole Foods!

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Happy Wednesday, Noshers!  Today I’m deliciously excited to share a fun new find at Whole FoodsSun Noodle, the noodle producer that supplies ramen to top noodle bars like Momofuku, Ivan Ramen and Slurp Shop, now offers pre-packed RAMEN KITS!!!

The ramen kits come in three varieites, shoyu, miso, and “kaedama” (which, for the initiatied, is what you say to add a second helping of noodles to your remaining broth. Mmmm….).  The kits are MSG-free and available at all NYC Whole Foods Market locations, the Portchester, NY, store, and select New Jersey locations.   Continue Reading

Smorgasburg at Whole Foods: YUJI Ramen

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New week, new food, Noshers!  Today I’m excited to share my eating experience at YUJI Ramen – Test Kitchen with you.  The fifth and newest featured vendor at Smorgasburg at  Whole Foods‘ Bowery location, YUJI Ramen continues the Japanese trend first started with Rice & Miso Everyday, last month’s vendor!  As a huge fan of carbs, especially ramen, I was particularly looking forward to checking this vendor out:

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Japanese: Hide-Chan

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In response to my glowing, 4-apple review of Ippudo, a reader suggested Hide-Chan in midtown as a worthy contender.   Combine this endorsement with a mention of Hide-Chan’s black garlic ramen from another buddy, and I was intrigued.  I do love my carbs, yes.  But a ramen joint worthy of Ippudo’s ranks? Did such a place really exist? I was determined to find out.

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