Blog ippudo_0629_8574 copyChicken soup may have been good for my soul ten years ago but the 29 year old me turns to a big bowl of ramen.  There's something about the warm broth, the dense noodles, a runny poached egg floating along peacefully, and bites of pork that has become my new comfort food.  Any day that includes ramen is a good one.

I was once asked out on a date to do a ramen crawl around NYC using this list as a guide.  I might have fallen in love with him that day, had it ever happened.  My number one bowl was David Chang's Momofuku Noodle Bar for so long.  Until I met Ippudo.
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It doesn't hurt that Ippudo also has the best pork buns in the world.  In the world.
IppudoI could eat a buffet of these babies every single day.  Whatever they do at Ippudo, they're doing it right.

Julie and I had a late lunch there last week and I've woken up dreaming of this food every morning since then.  I must go back very very soon.
Ippudo2Some of the best food I can eat. A conversation with a wonderful friend.  Enjoying the breeze in Union Square park while I digest it all.  This is chicken soup for the single girl's soul.