RedFarm – NYC

RedFarm on Hudson Street in New York City is a modern Chinese restaurant in a rustic yet hip setting.  Delicious food and fun vibe.

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So far on Friday Dinner Series we’ve covered a few of our favorite Asian spots in New York City: the James Beard nominated Uncle Boons (ahem, we discovered it first, Mr. Beard), Ippudo, Momofuku Noodle Bar, and Momofuku Ssam Bar. But what about Chinese? With the recent rise in popularity of more exotic Asian cuisines –  ramen, Thai, Vietnamese, and of course sushi – Chinese food is often forgotten.  I mean, there’s nothing trendy or different about Chinese food, right? You’ve got your General Tso’s, some egg rolls, a heaping helping of MSG, and if you’re feeling crazy, extra packets of duck sauce. But RedFarm has changed all of that and made Chinese food cool again thanks to incredible flavors and awesome twists on traditional dishes.

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Ramen Throwdown: Momofuku Noodle Bar vs. Ippudo (Friday Dinner Series)

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One of the best things about living in New York is having access to incredible food from all different parts of the world.   Although Italian food is still our favorite, we’ve started to really branch out and try new things.  Most recently, we’ve been on a huge Asian kick.  Like a Yao Ming sized Asian kick.  Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian – I want them all, all of the time.  The flavors are just so unique and intense.

But today we’re talking about ramen.  Authentic Japanese ramen – not instant ramen, the dorm room staple that I’ve never actually seen in a dorm room – consists of noodles in a flavorful, (usually) meat based broth that is topped with a combination of meat, veggies, and other accouterments.  It’s comforting, it’s delicious, and no one will judge if you slurp your noodles – actually it’s encouraged!  So for the second installment of our Friday  Dinner Series, let’s take a look at two of New Year’s finest ramen spots – Momofuku Noodle Bar and Ippudo.

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