Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ramen and Ice Cream

Ted is moving to the Upper East Side in a few days so we had to hit our favorite places on his last East Village weekend. On Sunday night we went to Ippudo, an amazing Japanese ramen restaurant. I know it will only be a subway ride away, but no longer will we be able to hang out in his apartment during the hour wait. There is ALWAYS a line!

Hirata Pork Buns 
(Just about every review mentions these "clouds" - you must try them!)
Steamed buns filled with your choice of pork, chicken, or shrimp served with Ippudo original spicy buns sauce

Akamaru Modern 
(One of the most popular and my favorite of the ramen noodle dishes.)
The original "Tonkotsu" noodle soup topped with Ippudo's secret "Umami Dama" miso paste, pork chashu, cabage, kikurage, scallions, and fragrant garlic oil

Save room for desert. Around the corner is Sundaes and Cones, Ted's favorite ice cream shop. (If he had Foursquare, he would be the mayor.) You can be adventurous and try one of their unique flavors like avacado, or stick to a classic like cookies 'n cream.

If you are ever in NYC, I highly recommend you give Ippudo a try! I promise you will have to wait, but it's worth it.


  1. He's moving to the Upper East Side?!? That's awesome, maybe he'll see Blair and Serena ;-)

  2. That ice cream looks like it is to die for! xoxo

  3. When I head to NYC next I'll have to make a stop there:)

  4. That sounds delish! Hope the move goes well!

  5. Ummm I will probably have to make a stop for ice cream tonight! That looks so yummy!


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