Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ivan Ramen

At the end of 2015, the original Ivan Ramen shop, located in Tokyo, came to a close. Ivan Orkin left to go back to New York for good, and so the shop ended its stay, to be renamed and taken over by an apprentice. I had visited there once before while I lived in Tokyo, and I needed to make one last trip while it was still around. I went for the standard shoyu, with all the toppings.

2015年末にアイバンラーメンの本店が閉店することになりました。Ivan Orkinという社長がニューヨークに帰るため、店がなくなって、その代わりに店長が違う名前でやっているらしいです。東京に住んでいた時に一回行きましたけど、亡くなる前にもう一回行きました。醤油全部のせにしました。
The Bowl
The original Ivan Ramen bowl is a very solidly constructed bowl of shoyu ramen. The soup was light and mellow, with just a tinge of fish. The noodles cling together in a way that is easy to slurp, but retain their firmness. The toppings, too, are well done without being too loud. The egg was delectably creamy, the chashu was light if a bit tough, and the knotted menma were flavorful.

アイバンラーメンのメニューはやっぱり優しく作れた醤油ラーメンです。スープは柔らかくてこってりじゃなくて、あっさりまでも言えません。麺はすすりやすくてほんのり固めでした。トッピングも美味しいですけど、濃すぎません。卵はトロ〜として、チャーシューはシンプルでメンマもうまかったです。

Would I Go Again?
I will visit the New York shop.

ニューヨーク店に行きます。

Should You Go?
You also should visit the New York shop.

ニューヨーク店に行ってみるべきです。

Goodbye Ivan Ramen, see you in New York
さようなら、アイバンラーメン、次回ニューヨークで

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2 comments:

  1. There's actually two ramen shops run by Ivan Orkin in NYC.

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    1. Just more I'll have to check out!

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