No one should visit NYC and miss out on the vast beauty of Central Park. The first time we were there a few years ago, we only saw an eighth of it. This time round, I really wanted to check off a couple of the key sights on my list and so off to the park we went on a freezing cold February morning.
To thaw out, we thought a nice, steaming bowl of ramen would hit the spot. Ippudo is a global phenomenon. We visited one of the restaurants when we were in Kyoto and we knew what gloriousness lay ahead as we waited in the tiniest wait area jam-packed with hungry diners. A part of me was a little skeptical, thinking that a branch of the famous Japanese ramen store may not be quite the same in NY as it would be in its home country. However, when I took my first slurp of the umami broth, I knew everything was going to be alright – the ramen king has done it again. If you’re big on ramen, Ippudo’s a great place to start.
Ippudo NY (East Village)
65 Fourth Avenue,
New York, NY 10003