Tucked away on an orphaned block of East fifth, Minca is one of several microscopic noodle shops to have opened in the East Village lately, places that know the merit of a long-simmered broth powered by bones. The pasta itself is cooked so carefully, you'll never turn away from the bowl in disgust.
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There are pros and cons to being a vegetarian, and for a long time, giving up bowls of hot, steamy, noodle soup was a con: It was difficult to find a version in the city that wasn't meat-based. Now, though, vegetarian soups have mad...