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Posted by Anonymous on 09/07/2006
I really love the "charshu" here. It's fatty and flavorful. The broth is good too, though it's flavor is somewhat indiscernible. I read some reviews before I ever went to Minca and was under the impression that they made the noodles on the premises, but they do not. The gyoza are okay. It's nice that they are homemade--most other places get the frozen mass-produced kind--but they seriously lack flavor especially in comparison to the ramen. But all in all, a perfect spot for those cold, wintry days and nights.
Posted by KF on 06/24/2006
That's all there is to say...it's the best Ramen. Don't bother getting it anywhere else. Noodles are firm, broth is flavorful but not too salty, and the pork melts in your mouth. The Gyoza and Tofu w/ Bonita flakes are pretty damn good too.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/25/2006
This is the best bowl of noodle soup I've ever tasted. It's unbelievably good. I go here at least once a week. The dumplings are great too. It's a cool little spot, and it's fun to watch how they make the ramen there right in front of you. I never knew that the other ramen noodle soups I'd had in my life were imitation at best. This is the real thing, the most wonderful ramen soup in new york (or maybe the US?).
Posted by ch0colate on 03/20/2006
This place was absolutely delicious! The noodles there are just like the ones in Japan. Recommended for noodle lovers everywhere! Only down side- the place is small, but its cozy.
Posted by teagurl327 on 01/16/2006
I simply love this place. I've eaten a lot of ramen in my day, and the noodles and soup at Minca are top-notch. Sometimes it takes a bit of time to get a seat (it's not a big place) but it's truly worth the wait. The staff are very friendly and I recommend sitting at the counter. Watching your food being prepared is a treat if you've never seen it before!
Posted by Anonymous on 09/25/2005
I've tried other noodle bars and this one impressed me most with the quality of its noodles. We had an order of gyoza with the ramen. I liked the simplicity of the menu. I was at first a little skeptical about odering the gyoza because I had tried bad ones before, but my faith was revived when I bit into that delicious, delicate, but extremely hot dumpling. It was great. The ramen noodles were that right texture of al dente that I have not been able to find in other noodle bars. And the spicy sauce that came along side it was also really good. Everything hit the spot. But beware, you might have to wait for a table as it is a small place.
Posted by patsy on 08/10/2005
Pork, broth, noodles, broth, service, broth, gyoza, broth, and broth. Why , oh, why did I waste so many nights eating at other ramen places when I could've been eating Minca ramen.