Hakata kuro ramen at Hide-Chan Ramen The broths are the stars at this midtown ramen-ya, and none shines brighter than the hakata kuro: intensely rich, deeply porky and decorated with a smoky swirl of tar-black roasted garlic oil. Extra-firm ramen noodles and soy-kissed chu siu round out the decadent bowl. 248 E 52nd St between Second and Third Aves (212-813-1800). $9.75.
Feijoada at Favela Grill Brazilian expats and pork fetishists gather at this Astoria eatery on Saturdays—the only day of the week that feijoada, the country's national dish, is available here. It's worth the wait: The hearty, garlicky black-bean stew is flavored with dried beef, sausage, bacon, pork trimmings and ribs, held together with farofa (cassava flour) and served over rice. 33-18 28th Ave at 34th St, Astoria, Queens (718-545-8250, favelagrill.com). $17.95.