By now we hope you've tried the traditional Japanese bowl of ramen noodle soup. And no, we're not talking about the 25 cent stuff you buy when you're debating between paying your rent or not starving.

We're talking about the delicious concoction of a rich broth that's been stewing for hours, chewy noodles, and a variety of toppings like roasted, melty pork. 

Hide-Chan, a ramen shop in Midtown, specializes in the pork-bone based broth that distinguishes ramen from every other inferior soup out there. 

And good news for you Manhattanites! They've just opened a second shop at 314 W. 53rd St.

The second store has all of the same menu items as the first popular Hide-Chan, but added a new "special" ramen. The “suprimp ramen” is served with a whole fried prawn on top. 

If the idea of a fried prawn, head attached and all freaks you out (in which case, stop being a baby), we'd recommend sticking to the original tonkotsu broth that this place is known for.  


BTW, Hide-Chan is also stocked with a decent selection of traditional Japanese sake and beer. Cheers!


It's only open for dinner now, but according to Eater NY, they'll start opening for lunch pretty soon. 

To say we're pumped is anything less than an understatement. 

[Feature Image Courtesy Instagram] [via Eater NY] 

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