Ramen Misoya recently opened on 2nd Avenue and we’ve been eating there on a weekly basis. Cold weather, hot ramen, can’t think of a more perfect combination. Ippudo still serves our favorite bowl of ramen in the city, but the long wait times often borderline on ridiculous. Misoya to the rescue.
Three types of ramen on the menu. Hard to pick a favorite, so I just rotate between the three. First up, Kome Miso Ramen – a salty red miso broth, Hokkaido-style with roasted potato wedges, bamboo shoots, and sweet corn kernels.
The also do a “Winter Snow” version of Kome Miso in which two big pats of butter and a hefty amount of parmesan is grated on top just before serving. So picturesque! A close middle school friend always grated cheddar cheese over her instant ramen…the cheese + ramen combination just seems natural by this point.
Add on char siu for $1.50 a slice, truly juicy and meaty, though certainly not melt-in-your mouth tender. They usually serve char siu in the soup, but I ask for it on the side so I can eat straight-up with a bowl of rice.
Shiro Miso Ramen is the second type, made with white miso, almost creamy in texture and fairly heavy (in a good way!) Bean sprouts, ground pork sauce, and fried tofu to top. Sometimes you get lucky with a fresh fried batch of tofu, but sometimes we get the end of the batch…a hit or miss, huge difference in taste.
129 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003