Best Star Wars noodles (2008)

Menkui Tei

Relative newcomer Menkui Tei would be welcome if only because it's an excellent source of cheap eats on Cooper Square, but the place gives Tokyo La Men a run for its money when it comes to punning with ramen, recognized in Japan as an alien import from China, but also beloved as a source of quick nutrition. Thus, in addition to the regulation shoyu ramen, miso ramen, and seaweed-broth menkui ramen, there's stamina ramen (enhancing male endurance) and jar jar ramen—a hot-weather concoction featuring cold wheat noodles heaped with spicy ground pork in thick soy sauce, named after the purse-toting Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks.

Location Details

63 Cooper Square
New York NY 10003


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