The Spamwise Chronicles


I didn’t feel like going to Redhead tonight I went to Minca instead. Minca was one of the first ramenyas to open in New York City. It retains a devoted following even as others such as Momofuku Noodle Bar, Ippudo and Setagaya have come onto the scene.

Pork and chive gyoza

Your typical ramenya experience begins with a plate of gyoza and a glass of beer. I opted for water instead. I’m not much of a beer drinker. I usually drink alcohol only when I go out to eat, and then only a cocktail or wine — and then only if I’m having a large meal.

Miso ramen with Berkshire pork, hardboiled egg, preserved vegetable, nori and corn

Minca is located at 536 East 5th Street (Avenue B) in Alphabet City.

This entry was published on January 24, 2009 at 11:34 pm. It’s filed under food, general, New York City, winter and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Minca

  1. I was looking at some takeaway gyoza this afternoon and decided against them but those look absolutely delicious! Are they as crispy as they look? (The ones I didn’t buy certainly weren’t…)


  2. These were perfect. Crispy and delicious.


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