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Pix from Rockmeisha

This week, Counter Culture barges into Rockmeisha, a West Village itzakaya, or Japanese pub. The occasion of this invasion was a piece in rameniac.com (Hailey Eber also blogged about it) that claimed the place offered the fourth best ramen noodles in NYC. Indeed, the chashu ramen are delicious, though less fussy than the comparable product at Ippudo:

Pix from Rockmeisha
Pix from Rockmeisha

Grilled sardines that may or may not demonstrate a Portuguese influence in that part of the world:

Pix from Rockmeisha

A luscious yellowfin (negima-ae) appetizer in a pool of shoyu dressing:

Pix from Rockmeisha

But one thing we didn't dig was a serving of pure cream cheese ("cheese yakko"), plated as if it were tofu:

Pix from Rockmeisha

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