Asian / New York / Restaurants/Bars

Hide-Chan Ramen

Wednesday night seemed like a good time to try Hide-Chan Ramen, the pork broth restaurant I’ve been hearing so much about.  I was excited to take my parents because this is definitely not the type of thing you can find in Savannah.  I had heard about the grilled pork toro (pork cheek), so I knew that was a must for an appetizer.  It was salty and delicious.  It melted in my mouth like a piece of good sashimi.  We also got an order of pork buns to start because they’re hard for me to pass up.  The mayo and lettuce was a nice twist.

When they placed our soup bowls in front of us, I was shocked at how much they gave us for a mere $9.50 a bowl.  I could barely make it through half!  I recommend doing what I did and adding bean sprouts and a hard boiled egg to yours.  At only $1 each, these additions bring the total up to $11.50, which is not bad for as much food as you’re getting.  I never expected to like the egg.  It kind of reminded me of the scene in The Birdcage when Agador (Hank Azaria) throws eggs in the soup, confusing all dinner guests (“peasant soup is an entree!”).  It’s hard to explain, but it was delicious in the soup.  It may be a ton of food, but it won’t leave you feeling overstuffed.  I’ll be going back.

After dinner, we went back to my apartment to relax and wait out the rain before heading across the street to Dangerfields for some stand-up comedy.  We missed the first two acts, but that doesn’t matter because everyone knows (and if you didn’t already know, you do now) that the acts get progressively better.  We were sitting close to the front and every comedian – no fail – made fun of my father’s [and I quote] “porn star moustache”.  My father later engaged in a conversation with the comedian on stage about he and my Mom’s sex life.  I consider that the low point of the evening.

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