Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Inari from Totto Ramen 03-14-2011

Location: 366 West 52nd St.
Time: 12:30pm
People: Kate, SaSha, AP and myself

Feelings: There is no doubt that Totto Ramen offers one of the best ramen options in Midtown. Whenever non-Midtowners are visiting, I always bring them to Totto just so they can see how culturally and culinarily diverse Midtown can be.

Today when we finally got a seat after 10-15 minutes of waiting, we saw that they had a new limited special: Two pieces of Inari (Sweet fried tofu pouches stuffed with sesame ginger rice). While most inari contains only the regular sushi rice and some black sesame inside, their version came with delicious vegetable filling similar to gomoku-zushi, Osaka style sushi rice mixed with vegetables. The sweet tofu skin and the tangy sushi rice created a luscious and mouthwatering combination of flavor. The rice was excellently cooked, and each grain looked shiny and plump and ready to be eaten.

I don't know who could possibly be tired of ramen, but if you are one of the unlikely few, I would recommend getting inari instead while your co workers slurp up some noodles.

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