THE PORCINE LUNCH CLUB PRESENTS:
NEW YORK, NY

We invited Ramen Master Chef Nakamura to curate a selection of Ramen experiences. Our journey will take
us on a tour of Nakamurasan's favorite ramen joints in New York City. Here’s how it works: Tables open
Monday at 9am. Seating is limited to 8 seats per event. The seats are open to all on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you get a seat, we’ll see you there. Please bring cash and don’t be late. Thanks.

JANUARY, 26

Samuari Mama

7 PM
205 Grand St. Willliamsburg
718-599-6161
$10

This homey Japanese tavern is now serving ramen and it promises to be awesome.“Chef-owner Makoto Suzuki goes urban rustic at his second Japanese restaurant in the ‘burg, with a massive communal table that greets you upon entering and sawed-off-trash-can lampshades above. Bucket shades hang over the neighboring semi-private booths, with all-wood furniture surrounded by exposed-brick walls.” NYMag.com

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FEBRUARY, 7

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Midnight
66 S 2nd St Williamsburg
718-384-2152
$16

This playfully inventive Japanese usually only serves their remarkable ramen after midnight. We are attempting to arrange an earlier sitting. “This unmarked restaurant on a mostly uneventful block in South Williamsburg takes its name from an old Japanese gambling phrase meaning "all or nothing." NYMAG.com

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APRIL, 26

Moco

7pm
516 3rd ave.
212-685-3663
$18

This casual Japanese bar serves a good bowl of ramen without fuss or fanfare. “Joe Kurauchi trained in Japan, where he learned kaiseki technique, before embarking on a worldwide culinary tour, eating and cooking in 120 countries, by his count, and working in such far-flung kitchens as El Bulli, the Fat Duck, and Stella Maris in Paris.” NYMAG.com

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MAY, 9

Tsushima

Noon
141 E 47th St NY [Lex & 3rd]
212-207-1938
$10

Chef Tsushima is already highly regarded for his sushi but he applies his fine techniques to ramen and serves a damn good bowl of light yet flavorful ramen. Not many know about this place but it is popular with businessmen during lunch.

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MAY, 24

ZuZu Ramen

7pm
I73 fourth ave. Brooklyn
718-398-9898
$10

Chef Aki Moroto has background in French cuisine and it shows in every bowl of ramen on the menu. Zuzu Ramen's take on ramen is free-style and Chef Aki does this very well. The green curry ramen is recommended as it has a robust flavor and is served with a generous portion of pork. The ramen is curly and chewy and complements the stock perfectly.

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JUNE, 7

Chuko

7 PM
552 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn
718-576-6701
$12

Chuko, led by the always creative chefs Jamison and David, are serving good bowls of ramen in a cool atmosphere. We recommend the miso ramen. “Prospect Heights' first ramen joint serves Japanese noodle soups and locally sourced comfort food; desserts designed by former San Francisco SPQR pasty chef Jane Tseng, with ice cream from nearby Ample Hills; and, to drink, beer and wine, plus homemade sodas.” NYMAG.com

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JUNE, 21

Souen

Noon
326 East 6th Street, 10003
212-807-7421
$14

Organic, healthy, and damn good. Chef Yoda offers good ramen and you won`t feel guilty about it. We`ve been there three times, each time we had a different ramen, and they were all good. “Until recently, vegetarians and vegans have been rudely excluded from the ramen hysteria that’s overtaken the city, with its fatty pork parts adrift in unctuous pork-bone broths. To the rescue comes Souen, the macrobiotic stalwart that’s spawned a noodle outpost on Curry Row in the East Village.” NYMAG.com

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JULY, 5

Tokyo

Noon
342 Lex Ave. (39th & 40th)
212-697-8330
$10

Tokyo has a long history of serving good soba in New York but their ramen, shoyu ramen, is classic. “For close to forty years Tokyo Restaurant has been one of New York cities hubs for quality traditional Japanese cuisine and culture. At Tokyo restaurant we stay true to the exquisite taste, presentation, and service in the complex and beautiful age old culture that Japan has to offer.” tokyorestaurant.net

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JULY, 19

Fatty Cue

Noon
91 S. 6th St., Brooklyn
718-599-3090
$11

These guys work with ramen so people can really enjoy them without soup. Very good. In particular, their mazemen, on the menu as “Bowl of Noodles | meat juices, scallion, chili” is a type of ramen, and is really worth the visit. “A quirky Zakary Pelaccio Southeast Asian collaboration with former Hill Country pitmaster Robbie Richter.” NYMag.com

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AUGUST, 2

Ramen Lab with Chef Nakamura

7pm
375 NORTH ST. UNIT O
201-530-1100
$15

Bonus meal: Chef Nakamura gives us his own personal ramen tasting experience in an intimate setting. Chef Nakamura`s, Nakamuraya Age-bread with shrimp ice. Torigara-shio ramen with cha-shu, negi, nori.d. SUN NOODLE 375 NORTH ST. UNIT O TETERBORO, NJ 07608 TEL: 201-530-1100

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JANUARY, 26

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34 berry St. #6-O
646-724-0659
$10

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