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post #5986 of 11479
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

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To the bend in Doyers ("the bloody angle"), down the steps and past the buddah w/ the burned-down-butt/glass-of-cold-tea offering. Great food & prices - we ate there regularly for 10+ years, assuming it would always be there....butbut.gif

Interesting from wiki:

Early in the century, the bend in the street became known as "the Bloody Angle" because of numerous shootings among the Tong Gangs of Chinatown that lasted into the 1930s.[4] Hatchets were frequently used, leading to the creation of the expression, "hatchet man".[4] In 1994, law enforcement officials said that more people died violently at the "Bloody Angle" than at any other street intersection in the United States.[5]

I was just in that spot of c-town the other night.

I think there's a crappy Mexican bar/food place at the bend in Doyers downstairs area now.
post #5987 of 11479
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

I was just in that spot of c-town the other night.

I think there's a crappy Mexican bar/food place at the bend in Doyers downstairs area now.

ffffuuuu.gif
post #5988 of 11479
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

I had no clue Num Pang was around, let alone around the block from where I live. Apparently I walk by it every day.

I'm with gome, I also have never seen or been to a sushi place that you indicate your order by checking on a piece of paper either.

I've been to a few. Nothing memorable though. There is an all you can eat place in the west village off of 6th ave, possibly on Greenwich.
post #5989 of 11479
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

I was just in that spot of c-town the other night.

I think there's a crappy Mexican bar/food place at the bend in Doyers downstairs area now.

ffffuuuu.gif

+100
post #5990 of 11479
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i still don't understand the ramen craze. Yeah, it's a bowl of damn delicious soup. It's also $20 and a 60 minute wait.

Well, I didn't have to wait at all for a bar seat and it took about five minutes for my ramen to come out. It was, however, close to $20 for a small bowl of ramen. But I do like ramen in general. Maybe I'm weird but it's less about the soup for me than the noodles--I really, really like the texture of ramen noodles. The pork and the egg are nice too.
post #5991 of 11479
ippudo and momofuku charge the same for their bowls and imo you're getting a much better deal at ivan. plus you never wait more than like 10 minutes and theres no servers so you don't tip as much which lowers your total bill.

you have to eat it quickly tho. he serves at the temperature he wants you to eat at immediately. there was an episode on mind of the chef where they showed 69 n Roll one in tokyo and he apparently yells at customers that don't eat immediately after he gives you his bowl (you'e also not supposed to talk)

if you want more i think kaedama is only $1

i went again this past weekend. I'm not sure if they time the cooking but the noodles seemed of variable doneness


i'm glad they starting serving the eggs at a warmer temperature tho

i just think people are missing out because they're so used to monster portion sizes with tonkotsu broth that hit you over the head with off the chart marrow, fattiness, and pork flavor. they don't have the context and experience to evaluate a lighter style broth with a seafood dashi and chicken fat and served with rye noodles. at least in nyc all the big ramen places are pretty much only good at tonkotsu ramen



sorry i'm not directing my post at eric. just some thoughts in my head after reading reviews for ivan
Edited by indesertum - 3/25/14 at 10:28pm
post #5992 of 11479
none of this sounds enjoyable
post #5993 of 11479
I like a good bowl of ramen for lunch but (a) the ramen snobbery is one of the most irritating NY phenomenon, along with coffee snobbery (especially for something that's basically a salt-and-grease-bomb street food -- what's next, yakisoba snobbery?) and (b) soba is so superior in every possible way that I would never eat a bowl of ramen ever in my life if I could swap it for a bowl of soba.
post #5994 of 11479
this one is a little old but still, makes you think about how living in NYC sucks because large apartment buildings and being at the mercy (or grace) of your neighbors when it comes to fires:


post #5995 of 11479
Yeah, I'd quickly turn anti-ramen if anyone yelled at me or told me to eat it right away or whatever. None of that happened to me at Ivan.

I kind of like that Gotham West Market in general even though it's a pain in the ass to get there.
post #5996 of 11479
In honor of this thread I got ramen last night. It was spicy, mediocre broth, noodles were pre packaged. Didn't care. It was $5 and I ate it while watching TV in my own place.
post #5997 of 11479
not gonna lie, i ate some ramen too, made at home. i think it was 33 cents from one of the azn grocery stores i'll visit every now and then
post #5998 of 11479
That reminds me that I need to hit up my H-Mart and buy some kimchi ramen.
post #5999 of 11479
I took the 6 train this morning at around 9:15. Got on at 86th. How do you people ride that package of condensed misery every morning?
post #6000 of 11479
the packs at that stop are extremely variable. Assuming good train flow, that stop is fine. a 4 minute error, and things can get very bad. the 4 or 5 can help bail out.
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