‘Ramen Ishida’ Takes over from Zing’s Awesome Rice on Ludlow Street

Posted on: May 3rd, 2017 at 5:12 am by

Ramen is to rice as Ishida is to Zing’s – the replacement venture at 122 Ludlow Street.

The departure of Zing’s Awesome Rice earlier this year left the briefest of vacancies. Not long after the business failed, ramen chef Yohei Ishida – a two-year veteran of Ippudo East Village – signed on to impart his eponymous noodle joint at 122 Ludlow Street.

From the look of it, Ishida appears to be one of the more vegetarian friendly ramen joints around here, with about half the menu dedicated to meatless green options.

Ishida plans to open on May 15.

Photo: Ramen Ishida

Below is a working menu the chef provided:

RAMEN

Red Vegetable Ramen
– The original red vegetables broth with mushroom dashi; Turmeric noodles topped with paprika, basil, arugula, fried lotus root, and mushroom oil

Special Red Vegetable Ramen
– Red Vegetable Ramen with extra pork-chashu, steamed chicken, and half-egg

Green Vegetable Ramen
– The original green vegetables broth with mushroom dashi; Spinach noodles topped with paprika, tofu, fried lotus root, and extra virgin olive oil

Special Green Vegetable Ramen
– Green Vegetable Ramen with extra pork-chashu, steamed chicken, and half-egg

Spicy Sesame Ramen – Tofu
– The original mushroom broth with sesame sauce; Turmeric noodles topped with firm tofu, bok-choi, fried mushrooms, and spicy sesame oil

Spicy Sesame Ramen – Pork
– The original mushroom broth with sesame sauce; Turmeric noodles topped with grounded pork, bok-choi, fried mushrooms, and spicy sesame oil

SALAD

Red Ramen Salad – Chicken
– Red leaves, red vegetables, edible flowers and steamed chicken with turmeric noodles; choice from ginger dressing, radish dressing, or sesame dressing

GreenRamen Salad – Tofu
– Green leaves, green vegetables, edible flowers and tofu with spinach noodles; choice from ginger dressing, radish dressing, or sesame dressing

Red Ramen Salad – Chicken
– Green leaves, green vegetables, edible flowers and steamed chicken with spinach noodles; choice from ginger dressing, radish dressing, or sesame dressing

APPETIZER

Edamame
– Boiled green soybean with yuzu citrus salt

Potato Salad
– Mushed potato with onion, carrot, and corn

Pork Bun (2pc)
– Steamed bun with chashu, mayo and cucumber

Steamed Chicken (6pc)
– Slow-cooked chicken breast with original potherb sauce

Chashu Plate (6pc)
– Pork belly with special pepper sauce served with potato salad

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