The popularity of ramen in New York has skyrocketed in the last couple of years. Ramen shops must add creativity to their menus to appeal to New Yorkers. What are the latest trends in ramen? JapanCultureNYC talked to several people at Round 3 of the NY Street Ramen Contest, part of Japan Block Fair.
Thanks to George Kao of New York Mutual Trading, Greg Santise of Hakkoan, the artist Pesu, Japan culture enthusiast Michael Rivera, and ramen chef Keizo Shimamoto of GoRamen.com.
What’s your take on the ramen scene in New York?