Rames Yebisu proudly introduces Chef Ito, a.k.a. Benkei
Bold & Deep.
Please come and experience our NEW Tonkotsu-based ramens.
“In the dead of winter 2013, if you were in the know, you were showing up at a sushi joint on Houston after closing time. From midnight until 4am, chef Ito Shigeru would take over with a ramen pop-up known (to the lucky) as Benkei Ramen. Ito quickly developed a cult following, until one very sad day, he vanished seemingly out of nowhere. Months later, Ito’s Benkei Ramen returned to Hill & Dale on the Lower East Side after-hours. But then it happened again. Now, yet again, Ito has reappeared, serving the ramen he’s known for.
Chef Ito serves his cult-favorite Benkei menu during normal operating hours at Ramen Yebisu, rather than at 3:30am. Ito’s chashu is not too fatty and encased in a ring of bark that could match any great BBQ joint.
Next, order the Kaisen ramen, a unique seafood-laden bowl of scallops, crab legs, shrimp, and a giant clam. The noodles are made with a touch of tapeoa, which gives them a slightly smooth and creamy feel and works perfectly with the broth, which has a burst of shoyu in it. An extremely close second on the menu is the tonkotsu ramen with rich pork, strong umami flavor, and dark sticky black garlic oil. “ by Jordy Trachtenberg, Thrillist.com
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