I had to make a trek out to 11th avenue and 45th in order to get my slurp on. It was super cold outside so ramen must be the cure, right?
I chose the roasted garlic mazemen with roasted tomato, egg and chili garlic oil as add-ons. The broth was creamy and complimented the chewy rye noodles quite well. There was, as you can see, a metric ton of green onions put on top. Towards the end of the bowl I got a big mouthful and had to fight off nausea (too many onions at once does that to me every time). Since I didn't want to spew all over their opening, nor lose the food I'd just finished consuming, I had an internal battle with my stomach and won. *cue Final Fantasy win music*
The chili garlic oil wasn't spicy at all, which I kinda liked cause I could dump the whole thing in, but kinda didn't because even after dumping the whole thing in there was barely any kick. I did love the garlic flavor though.
Also, and this is a big also, there was one piece of chashu nestled in the entire bowl. I expected two, probably because of Ippudo and Totto spoiling me. I know you can add additional meat to the ramen, but normally when I do that I find that I have too much if the original had more than one piece. Knowing this now, I'd probably get the pork as an add-on and skip the roasted tomato unless they can get it where the tomato is actually room temperature to warm (mine was cold in the middle).
I also had their yuzu lemonade which was quite refreshing and not weirdly lemonadey like some other restaurants seems to make their lemonade. I still haven't found something close to what my mom used to do besides, perhaps, Auntie Annie's pretzels which gets the flavor right if a little too sweet for my liking.
I'd totally go back and give the other noodles a try plus they have a whitefish rice bowl I'm interested in tasting. Next time, I will not stuff a wad of green onions in my mouth either.