Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City
Yuji Ramen has been getting a lot of buzz in the food world lately. Japanese chef Yuji Haraguhi’s unusual ramen dishes have been a popular option at Smorgasburg since last year; the chef is serving a sold-out tasting menu at Whole Foods through the summer; and the word is a permanent location will be opening up in Williamsburg in the next few months.
All of this excitement made me curious about the noodles. When I found myself at Smorgasburg this past Sunday, the last thing I was craving was ramen soup. It was one of the warmer days of the year and I could have done ice cream, oysters, even a huge BBQ sandwich. But ramen wasn’t on my mind.
Yet I saw that Yuji Ramen’s stand had virtually no line and I thought this would be my opportunity to see what all the hype was about – ramen craving or no ramen craving.