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As the lines that have spiraled down Bushwick’s ordinarily desolate Johnson Street since last Wednesday can aptly attest too, Ichiran isn’t your average Brooklyn restaurant debut. In fact, the borough was a somewhat unlikely choice for the Japanese phenomenon’s first stateside branch—considering patrons are much more accustomed to cooling their heels for ramen in Manhattan, at spots like Ippudo, Totto and Hide-Chan. But Ichiran’s reputation precedes it; made famous by a stringently structured dining experience...
Tampopo (1991) Directed by Juzo Itami The mass of New Yorkers who, some years ago, could tell you where to grab the best hot dog in town, have, by 2016, largely been replaced by a younger set who could probably point you in the direction of their favorite ramen spot. For this development, it’s likely we have David Chang and his Momofuku empire to thank. But before Chang & co. there was Tampopo, a veritable...
In Brooklyn, there is no shortage of restaurants that serve fortifying bowls of ramen. Ganso, Chuko, Samurai Mama, Zuzu Ramen, Okonomi—all offer delicious, perfectly-salty, fulfilling soup experiences. But Michele Humes—writer, resident of Fort Greene, and Hong Kong native who grew up slurping delicious rice vermicelli—wants us to broaden our soup-loving horizons. She wants them to encompass more than just ramen, more than pho, and she wants us to know how to make all these noodles in broth, too. So like any smart person in 2016, she made...
Fact: I am a big fan of self-medicating. And while there are plenty of occasions when there’s little to nothing that can be done to cure what ails me, being hungover is not one of those times. The problem, though, is that unlike the phenomenon of drunk eating, wherein anything and everything tastes ohmygodsofuckinggoodIwanttocry, eating while hungover needs to be done with more caution, lest I wind up, you know, throwing up what I’ve...

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