Ivan Ramen Clinton St. Reservations
When we heard that the great ramen innovator Ivan Orkin and his Slurp Shop chef Brian Gremillion had created a “breakfast ramen,” we thought, Aha! Something bacon-and-eggy for lunch or dinner, no doubt. As it turns out, Orkin’s 8AM ramen is part of the shop’s new weekday breakfast and weekend brunch menus at Gotham West Market, and as such, it's meant to fortify you as soon as you roll out of bed.
NYC's ramen scene is inundated with new takes on the classic Japanese noodle soup, but perhaps the most interesting new addition to the fray is Ivan Ramen's triple pork mazeman, a variation that Long Island kid Ivan Orkin brought from Tokyo to the U.S. Made with tonkotsu broth, pork chashu and whole wheat noodles, this dish is less soup and more pasta dish, with a thick porky and garlicky sauce that infuses every noodle with a wallop of flavor. Try it at his full-service ramen shop on the LES too.