Grubstreet: Introducing Ivan Orkin’s 8AM Breakfast Ramen

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.

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Zagat: Ivan Ramen makes the list of 10 New Classic Dishes on the New York Restaurant Scene

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.

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Slurp Shop Has a New Late Night-Only Pork Belly and Shoulder Ramen

The Late Night Pork Ramen is made with 24-hour tonkatsu (deep fried pork cutlets) bone broth, tender belly chashu (Japanese braised pork belly), crispy pork shoulder and chicharones (pork rinds), and is topped with crisp shredded cabbage, bean sprouts, garlic two ways, and pickled onion. 

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Time Magazine: Ivan Ramen, One of the Best Restaurants in the World

"In 11 of the world’s most compelling food capitals, neo-traditionalists, upstart iconoclasts, and ingredient obsessives are setting new culinary standards"

"Having first triumphed in Tokyo, the Long Island–born noodle master Ivan Orkin set up the lively Ivan Ramen on Clinton Street, where he creates witty Japanese-American mash-ups like Amish-scrapple waffles masquerading as okonomiyaki pancakes. Which dish wins? It’s a toss-up between the triple-garlic, triple-pork mazemen, with compulsively slurpable whole-wheat noodles, and the rye-enriched ramen in a sinus-clearing red-chili broth."

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