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Tondaku Green Curry Ramen at Bassanova Ramen

Bassanova Ramen opens in Chinatown

The acclaimed Tokyo noodle house brings green-curry ramen and pork-loin tonkotsu to Mott Street.


Don't let the name fool you—this renowned Tokyo ramen-ya, which opened its first NYC outpost on August 3, is no noodles-by-way-of-Brazil concept. Instead, the only fusion fare you'll find at Bassanova Ramen is its signature Thai-inspired green-curry ramen, famed among the faithful, including Ivan Orkin. With chef Shoushin Yanaura at its helm, the steamy open kitchen also delivers two 12-hour-simmered tonkotsu bowls: The Tondaku Ramen features Berkshire pork-loin char siu, kikurage mushrooms, ginger and crushed sesame; while the Tondaku Wadashi Jilu Ramen studs a pork-loin broth with menma (fermented bamboo shoots), nori and scallions. The minimalist, all-white space is styled with wood painted the color of creamy tonkotsu, and ceramic bowls imported from the original’s hometown of Setagaya, Japan. See the soft-opening menu below. 76 Mott St between Bayard and Canal Sts (212-334-2100)


1.    Tondaku Ramen
Berkshire Pig Tonkotsu Soup

Topping: Porkloin chashu, kikurage, ginger, crushed sesame, nori, scallion
2.   Tondaku Wadashi Ramen
Berkshire Pig Tonkotsu Soup & Wadashi Jiru
Topping: Porkloin chashu, menma, gyofun, nori, scallion
3.    Tondaku Green Curry Ramen
Green Curry Soup

Topping: Grilled chicken, shrimp, zucchini, okra, paprika, coriander

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