Introducing Ra(Mein)

LIC Flea Ramen
I’ve been busy lately but I know you all want to know what’s going on at Yi Reservation so I am checking in to make a short but reallly exciting announcement.

It’s no secret that I am OBESSED with all things noodles, especially the soupy, flavorful, and spicy kinds. To me, it’s not just a winter comfort food but more of everyday stable. And yes I did grow up eating spicy noodles for breakfast as I claimed recently on my Instagram and Facebook

With that said, I am delighted to announce that I have joined force with my buddy over at NY.Foodie to create Ra(Mein) – and we will be dishing up some tasty ramen noodles at Long Island City Flea & Food aka LIC Flea, which opens on 4/9/16.LIC Flea Ramen

What’s Ra(Mein)

Ra(Mein), in a nutshell, are Japanese ramen inspired noodle dishes. Think about hearty soups and chewy, springy fresh ramen noodles served with various toppings.

About the Food

The food reflects our love and passion for authentic ramen noodles as well as my Chinese heritage. It’s a result of 3 months of nonstop noodle slurping and recipe tweaking. As Yi Reservation readers, you’ll get to have a quick preview of our menu before the opening day:

Vegetarian ‘Shroom Ramen – Feeling eating light and healthy? Try this shoyu (soy sauce) based vgetarian mushroom soup served with shiitake mushroom, enoki mushroom, beech mushroom, scallions, a half soft boiled egg, and a seasonal vegetable.

LIC Flea Ramen

Classic Tonkotsu Ramen – This dish doesn’t need any introduction if you’ve had Japanese ramen. Rich and creamy pork broth simmered for over 12 hours and served with pork belly, corn, wood ear, scallion, garlic oil, and a half soft boiled egg.

LIC Flea Ramen

Spicy Sichuan Beef Ramen – If you’ve been following my blog for a while you should know this one. Spicy ox bone soup served with classic ma-la Sichuan beef stew, pickled mustard greens, marinated bamboo, fresh greens, scallion, and cilantro. Choose between regular and extra spicy.

LIC Flea Ramen
Spicy Cold Noodle – Our brothless spicy cold noodle offers a refreshing taste that is perfect for warm days. It is topped with bean sprouts and cucumbers after being tossed in our special spicy sauce.LIC Flea Ramen

Smoked Char Siu Sliders – before and after the slurping party, make sure you grab a few of these sliders made of juicy tender smoked char siu or Cantonese style roast pulled pork served with homemade slaw, scallion, and hoisin mayo on a soft sweet bun.

LIC Flea Ramen

So how does it sound?

If you live in the Big Apple or are visiting NYC this spring, definitely come slurp some ramen and hang out with us in the scenic waterfront Long Island City area. Also leave a comment here so I know you are coming!

I will update our progress periodically on this blog. However if you’d like to keep up with the lastest news on Ra(Mein), please make sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

When: Ra(Mein) will be at LIC Flea every weekend from 11am – 6pm, starting 4/9/16 through July
Where: LIC Flea is located at 5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
About the Flea: LIC Flea & Food is alarge outdoor market with vendors selling antiques, collectibles & food in trendy Long Island City neighborhood. 

For more information, please visit: http://licflea.com/

LIC Flea Ramen

12 comments

  1. 7

    Hi Yi, many congrats for your new adventu re, I wish you the best. I certainly would like  to visit NY  and test your fabolous ra mein but no chance, sorry. I look forward  to follow some of your kind recipes. Big blast! Regards from Venice.

  2. 6

    Woah Yi. It’s been a while since I last checked your blog, so sorry 😀 But, this is a wonderful news! All the best with the shop. I so… wish I have the chance to visit NY, but no such luck 🙁

    Those pics look so delicious, do you plan to share the recipes 🙂

  3. 5

    Like Mare, I’m too far away to come and try the noodles though I would very much like to. The airfare will be enough to buy many bowls. If it is not too much to ask, I would like to know how to make the spicy beef noodles. Good luck with your endeavour. I have tried your Taiwanese Minced Pork Sauce recipe – tastes great. Thanks for sharing.

    • 5.1

      Hello Abby, I actually shared a spicy beef stew recipe which is part of my spicy beef ramen. Just do a search and you’ll find it. Thanks.

  4. 4

    Congratulations on your new adventure , iv always enjoyed your recipes!! Thank you and i wish you the best!!

  5. 3

    Wow! I can’t wait until I visit NYC again! I will certainly check out your noodle bowls at FIC Flea! Congrats and best of luck with this endeavor!!!

  6. 2

    Looking forward to you sharing the recipes after the event for those of us too far away to attend.  Have a blast!

    • 2.1

      Hi Mare, thanks for the comment I’m sure it will be fun. If you research on this blog you’ll find some basic recipes to some of the dishes I’ll be serving.

  7. 1

    Congratulations Yi!  I can’t wait to try it! 

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