Noodling Around: Nine Tasty Asian Spots
by Kathleen Squires
Photo: Malcolm Brown
The tight ramen menu here offers four choices: a bracing hot-and-sour soup marked by lemongrass and Thai basil; a green curry miso with pork, egg and vegetables; a garlic soy with egg, bok choy and bamboo shoots in a vegetable broth; and the Zuzu, a smoky dashi broth supporting the usual pork, egg and vegetable accoutrements. The noodles are tender enough to stand up to the varying flavors, while the glassed-in kitchen provides a place to rest the eyes. Sake is served in wooden boxes, and the atmosphere hits all the cleanly comfortable aesthetics that this Brooklyn neighborhood has grown accustomed to. The proprietors, after all, also own the nearby pub Sheep Station.