Shigeto Kamada, a Japanese expatriate and musician, despaired of finding good ramen noodles in New York. So he taught himself to make the dish and is now satisfying similar appetites at this little ramen shop. Variations on the theme include soy ramen, with an extra dose of soy sauce in the broth, and chicken ramen, with a lighter chicken-and-fish broth.

- New York Times
MINCA 536 East Fifth Street New York, NY, 10009 Phone 212.505.8001
KAMBI 351 East 14th Street New York, NY, 10003 Phone 212.228.1366