It's all good though because the chefs welcome everyone through the curtain with familiar shouts, like we were all college drinking buddies once, and the host offers you hot tea while you browse the menu options. Of course it's just soup, but the options seem endless. Pork broth, chicken broth or seafood broth? Or a combo? What sized noodle, what toppings?
I recommend starting with the pork belly buns while you decide. They are a bite out of heaven, and I still drool a tiny bit when I think about them. Do yourself a favor and head over to this joint next time your stuck in the NY rain and get a heartwarming bowl of ramen soup.
Afterall, it is MY SOUP DU JOUR.