Yep, $19 for a bowl of ramen. And that's before any added extras like extra slices of pork or scallions:
Apparently people are not a fan of the price: http://ny.eater.com/2016/10/20/13344...men-nyc-prices
And $16 for a bowl of noodles with black bean sauce:Hundreds of fans of the Japanese ramen chain Ichiran lined up before the new Bushwick location opened at 11 a.m. yesterday, but some of them balked at least one difference in New York City’s location — the price. One bowl of the tonkotsu ramen costs $18.90, before add-ons like noodle refills. Even with tip included in the Ichiran prices, many people were irked at how much more expensive it was than at other locations in Japan and Hong Kong. In Japan, the same bowl costs $7.
OK, ramen is very familiar in the U.S. But not Chinese-Korean food. Chinese-Korean food is basically Chinese food evolved in Korea. Like how Chinese food evolved here.
And the main Chinese-Korean dish is jajjang-myun aka noodles with black bean sauce. The others are sweet and sour pork, fried dumplings and noodles in spicy seafood broth.
Chinese-Korean food is basically Korean comfort food. I'm Korean and I grew up on the stuff. It's my childhood, teen years and adulthood. And it's not haughty-taughty cuisine. Think diner food. You can get it anywhere in Korea and in Korean communities in the U.S.
So now with this joint, jajjang-myun and Chinese-Korean food is elevated into haughty-taughty cuisine. Complete with the prices. Not sure how I feel about this. I went to college in eastern Long Island and my friend and I all piled into a car and head into Queens for some Chinese-Korean food. We each get the noodles in black bean sauce. Then a large order of sweet and sour pork and dumplings to share. And at the end, we all chipped in what, $10~ each?
So if you want some inexpensive eats and not in the mood for Korean BBQ, check out a Chinese-Korean joint.