Adam Platt (accompanied by the rest of the Platt family) reviews Ivan Ramen today. He's a big fan of Ivan Orkin's "nicely chewy" noodles, but finds plenty of other things to like as well:
"There were also tiny deep-fried chicken hearts and livers in this little salvo of small-plates calorie bombs (with a ponzu honey-mustard sauce for dipping); an ingenious, heartburn-inducing play on old-fashioned scrapple molded into the shape of a savory okonomiyaki waffle; and an excellent, lemony version of Cajun dirty rice folded with rich little nuggets of ankimo, or monkfish liver."Platt's biggest caveat is that "the food has such an overwhelming, one-note richness to it that if you're not careful, you'll find yourself mainlining tubes of Mylanta," but overall he gives the restaurant three out of five stars. As an important side note, the review also mentions that Orkin will begin serving more cold noodle dishes this month.
· Soup Noodles Are the Star at Ivan Ramen, But That's Only the Half of It [NY Mag/GS]
· All Coverage of Ivan Ramen [~ENY~]
[Photo: Bess Adler]