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Posted by Anonymous on 07/12/2008
I went to Minca during the winter and I've been wanting to go back since then. When I went, I ordered the Shoyu Ramen with pork and it was really delicious. The soup base might be a little too garlicy for some, but I thought it was just right. The meat was where the dish shined. The pork melted in my mouth. The one thing that lacks in this restaurant is the atmosphere. It feels somewhat like a fast food place, but I think this fact is forgiven by the taste of the ramen.
Posted by Ramen lover on 06/08/2008
Miso ramen with chilled Sapporo beer on a warm summer evening. One of the best ramen I've had so far. The ramen was springy and the soup had just the right amount of sesame oil. Service was attentive. Only drawback was the egg was hard-boiled, but will request for it to be poached next time. Will be returning!
Posted by McGoogus on 12/16/2007
I've tried two different dishes and they both had an overpowering garlic flavor too them. The pork was great but the broth and noodles were lost in garlic. It's not that I don't like garlic...just in reasonable amounts.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/18/2007
I moved into an apartment across the street from Minca and I eat there once a week. It's a pork lover's dream. The ramen is topped with two slices of fatty charshu, & you can get more by ordering the charshu ramen. For the hardcore pork lovers (and I mean hardcore), try the toroniku ramen. It has three incredibly fatty pieces of pork belly cooked to melt-in-you-mouth perfection topped with fresh cabbage. Not for health-conscious calorie counters.
Posted by onyx on 11/03/2007
I love the ramen at Minca. It is fresh and tasty albeit the broth can be on the salty side. My only gripe is with the waitresses. It isn't that they are unpleasant or unattentive. On the contrary. However, that being said, on a few different occassions I have taken out, they have the habit of not bringing back my change unless asked. Granted the change was only a dollar or so, but it should NOT be assumed the money is a tip.
Posted by Good, but with a price on 10/28/2007
I used to love this place until I realized I would often feel kind of odd and just soooo insatiably thirsty afterwards. I think they may be using too much salt or perhaps msg in their base. Still love the fried dumplings, though.
Posted by iheartNYC on 09/24/2007
i love love love this place. i could literally sit at the bar and eat ramen 365 days a year. the noodles are cooked just right, the pork is tender, and the soup is so flavorful. the only thing is the price. paying $9.25 for a bowl of ramen is a little excessive, but i love it so much, i don't even care!