Before we went to Mu Ramen we went to the winter market in Bryant Park. Usually at a winter market, stores set up little stations with food, gadgets, and jewelry. My dad and I walked around and found Max Brenner’s stand set up, so of course we had to get their delicious Italian hot chocolate. When we got it, I took a nice long sip because I was so thirsty. I have to give it to them they make the best hot chocolate. It is so rich and creamy that it is almost not explainable. As we were drinking our hot chocolates we came upon a mac & cheese stand. I know mac & cheese is a common american food but this mac & cheese was different. It was different because they had this topping that you could put on it that consisted of panko bread crumbs, bacon, and onions. My dad and I got a large to share and we opted to put the topping on it. I’m glad we decided to put the topping on it. The topping made the mac & cheese crunchy, with a little spicy kick and a nice flavor. After it was all gone I wish they would’ve had the size XXL.
Then we headed over to Mu Ramen. When we got there we were early, so we waited a little until it was time to go in ( it opens at 5:30 ). My dad and I decided to sit at the bar to watch them cook. We decided to split an appetizer and get two ramens to share. The final decision was to get the black edamame and that my dad was getting the Mu Ramen and I was getting their special Thanksgiving ramen. So, let's talk about the edamame. The edamame is black because they char the edamame until it is black and charred on the outside. Then they squeeze yuzu juice onto the edamame and then season it with yuzu salt. A yuzu is sort of like a lemon, but with a little more citrus flavor. Trust me it is so much better than regular edamame. It is a little spicy and a little sour from the yuzu juice, and has a nice char taste. It was the best edamame ever.
Now, let's talk about the actual ramen. Just like what I said before, my dad got the Mu ramen, and I got the Thanksgiving ramen. I have to admit I was a little hesitant on getting the Thanksgiving ramen, but when I did get my food I was very glad that I had gotten it. It had a savory taste, and I thought it was a nice thin soup even though other people thought it was creamy. The noodles were nice and thin amd that is personally what I like in noodles. To be honest I didn’t really taste the brussel sprouts in the soup but I liked the turkey confit. Now for my dad’s ramen. I thought the broth was cloudy, but it had a meatier taste, because they boiled down the oxtail, and the bone marrow. The corn beef was, so good it was nice, and fatty it was the bomb. Let’s talk about the pickle I know what you are thinking. “A pickle in a soup!” Well it was actually very good it was warm, and still sour like a regular pickle. I thought it was very good overall, and really enjoyed our soups there, and will be glad to go again.