I remembered the first time I went to Menkuitei was a rush lunch right before I need to head out to the airport after packing a last minute visit to Central Park to an already tight schedule. My brother and I literally had to swallow the ramen... hahaha! Nevertheless, I thought their ramen was better than some other more famous ramen shops and I really enjoyed their curry rice! So I brought my mom back for dinner this time.
The line wasn't horribly long and we were sitted promptly. In addition to the ramen and curry rice, I also ordered grilled saba (my mom became really fond of grilled fish after her experience at Inakaya), oden, tempura, and of course, draft Sapporo beer to wash everything down!
|The broth is tasty and the fish cake is delicious.|
I love how they cut the radish.
|Saba has a very distinctive flavor and my mom found it offputting at first |
(it's charred and she didn't like the smell)
She turned out really liking it!
She even asked me to buy some saba fillet to grill it at home afterwards!
|Unfortunately, you can't compare this tempura to the one from Inakaya...|
But, I can't be picky since this is a ramen shop.
|I think I got the original Menkui Ramen|
It comes in a clear salt based broth
Although I generally prefer the heavy tonkatsu based ramens,
I found this one very refreshing.
|Probably the best curry rice I had at a ramen shop|
The combination of the ginger, curry, and rice is just heavenly.
I would come here just for their curry rice alone. :)
60 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
Tel: +1 (212) 228-4152
Hours: M-F 11:30 AM - 11::00 PM; Sat/Sun 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM