New Jersey Ramen Restaurant Is One Of The Best In The Country
In a recent feature by Toast that highlights the best places for Ramen in the country, a New Jersey restaurant was named as one of the best. Though ramen has many traditional components, certain establishments are expanding how the bowl is cooked up.
“Chefs are putting their spin on it, creating their own mash-up versions with everything from coconut curry broth to toppings like matzo balls or cheese,” The Food Network explains. As a result, there are some very unique ramen concoctions popping up in restaurants all over the country.
Presently, it is fair to say there are ramen options for everyone. Whether you are a vegetarian or prefer your bowl with a hearty protein, you will surely find something you’ll like. Furthermore, certain ramen specialty restaurants even allow you to build your own bowl. Regardless, one item that is imperative to amazing ramen is the noodles. The New Jersey restaurant that was recognized for serving some of the best ramen in the country started in Tokyo back in 2003. They now have 18 restaurants in Japan. They first launched in the U.S. in 2011.
Tsujita – Fort Lee
On 2034 Lemoine Ave in Fort Lee, you will find Tsujita. They described themselves as “artisan noodle.” The establishment is owned and operated by chef Takehiro Tsujita from Japan. Their menu includes four different ramen styles (Charsiu, Negi, Spicy, and Tonkotsu). “The broth is simmered for 15 hours daily to create the richness and umami that people have been enjoying for the last 17 years,” they say on their website.
If you are interested in more hands-on experience, there are three Tsukemen options. That is where the noodles are eaten after being dipped into a separate bowl of broth. In addition, the menu does have vegan ramen options and rice bowls.
Tsukemen in Fort Lee is the only one of their restaurants located on the East Coast. Their other presence in the country is in Los Angeles.