Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop
Noodles & rice bowls from acclaimed Ramen guru, Ivan Ramen. This is his first shop stateside.
What We Had
Classic Shoyu Ramen
soy sauce, chicken + dashi double soup, pork chashu, rye noodle
Classic Shio Ramen
sea salt, chicken + dashi double soup, pork chashu, rye noodle
Both ramen varieties looked the same and we had no idea which was which. Both tasted similar.
The noodles were nice and chewy; the broth was well flavored (though not as deeply flavored as our favorite joints – think a touch more delicate than Momofuku).
Not a bunch going on here, toppings-wise. A few pieces of chicken and pork and some strangely tasteless scallions. We both added egg, which was fine.
Overall meal impression was meh. Not bad, but we’ve had so much better.
Slurp Shop is located in the Gotham West Market – a large food courty type affair with 8 upscale food and grocery vendors, including The Brooklyn Kitchen. It’s an interesting place – very open concept.
We won’t be making the long trek Gotham West Market is in Hell’s Kitchen on 11th in the mid-40s — far from our usual haunts special for ramen again. This was good, but not as good as our three favorites; and no where near as convenient to get to.
3 out of 5 for tasty but not overwhelming noodles in a space with a cool concept, but inconvenient location.