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Terakawa Ramen (Midtown West)

Ramen / Japanese
885 9th Ave., (bet. 58th & 59th Sts.) , New York, NY 10019
TEL: 212-307-0170
Mon-Sun: 11:30 am-10:45 pm

The end of April saw the opening of a new West Side location of the Gramercy tonkotsu (pork-flavored) ramen shop Terakawa. This style of ramen originated in Kyushu, and Terakawa serves the thicker Kumamoto variety. They offer carefully crafted noodles, as well as side dishes such as homemade gyoza, chicken curry and pork fried rice. Store Manager, Hideki Matsui suggests that customers start by trying the standard Terakawa Ramen, and later experiment with different toppings. They include familiar favorites such as egg and bean sprouts, as well as more unusual offerings such as mozzarella cheese. Whereas the creamy Terakawa Ramen is 100% pork-based broth, the restaurant also has a Miso Ramen which is half pork base and half chicken broth, a Shoyu (soy sauce) Ramen that is a chicken broth, and a Tan Tan Noodle comprised of chicken broth with sesame and miso and topped with slightly spicy minced meat. Another item that might surprise customers with its color is the Mayu Ramen, a “blissful black” soup flavored by seared leek in garlic oil. Don’t forget to add Terakawa’s homemade fried garlic and sesame to your soup for some extra flavor!

Terakawa Ramen

Terakawa Ramen’s namesake is a pork bone based soup, featuring thin, al dente noodles. Toppings include bamboo shoots, red ginger, roast pork, boiled egg, scallions and kikurage mushrooms. First, eat as it is, and then try with their homemade fried garlic. You’ll see the garlic multiplies the tastefulness.

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Terakawa Ramen $9
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