Mew Men Ramen Shop

A chicken broth-only restaurant opens up in NYC's West Village

Around the corner from NYC indie filmhouse IFC Center sits a new, small ramen joint Mew Men. It’s a little sister to the wildly popular Midtown basement pub Izakaya Mew, but here the menu is minimalist. There’s not much beyond the five ramen options, aside from a few appetizers like kara age (Japanese fried chicken). The sake list, for example, consists just of “hot,” “cold” …

Three New Japanese Noodle Offerings in Chicago

Ramen, more ramen and a Japanese twist on carbonara to try in the Windy City's newest restaurants

Once thought of as the meal for college kids on a budget, ramen has grown into a formidable culinary dish appreciated by all—as there’s something for everyone. From the newest faces in the Chicago restaurant scene come dishes that highlight both the accessibility and versatility of the great Japanese staple: noodles. Furious Spoon This casual Kickstarter-funded shop in Wicker Park has been giving the hungry …

Turning Vegetables into Noodles and More with Inspiralizer

A healthy and creative way to eat veggies with Ali Maffucci's ideal version of a spiralizer

If you’re in a cooking rut, one way to rediscover a love for vegetables you’ve been long neglecting is just a different way to cut them. The art of “spiralizing,” or transforming vegetables into long spirals or noodles with the help of a tool, has been embraced by vegans to low carb dieters alikebut spiralizing goes far beyond creating pasta substitutes. Noodles are the classic …