As a photographer many of my weekends are dedicated to working - and I love it! That does mean that Sunday night is my Friday night. So after our sunset engagement shoot in Long Island City for a fun NYC couple we were strongly advised to check out Mu Ramen.
As we drove by the location, to drop our couple off at the subway, they pointed out that there were already people waiting outside the unmarked doors. They then went on to mention that Mu serves Foie Gras in deep fried chicken - magic words for me! So of course we backtracked and managed to find our third amazing parking spot of the day right outside of Mu Ramen (the first was right at the entrance of Central Park, the second a block from the Pepsi Cola sign in LIC. For those of you that do not drive in NYC often, this is a sign from above that our trip was meant to be!).
Just because we had a busy work day didn’t mean that I could resist taking photo’s at Mu.
scallion pancake, smoked trout, tobiko, shaved bonito, syrup
deep fried chicken wings stuffed with foie and brioche
"tonkotsu" pork based soup topped with chashu pork jowl, kikurage, menma, and scallions
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oxtail and bone marrow based soup, brisket, half sour pickle, menma, cabbage and scallions
The ramen was as delicious as our couple had raved. Tony’s Tonkatsu had beautifully cooked pieces of melty pork and my Mu Ramen had a huge mix of flavors. Our favorite app was definitely the Chicken w Foie! The Okonomiyaki was delicious too but we both are not huge fans of mixing savory and sweet - but we still finished most of the dish.
Between the ambience and the food this Ramen shop is a must for any ramen lover… so basically everyone ;)