I love me a good bowl of ramen.
Not the kind that comes in a packet for a few cents at the supermarket, but a really good bowl of ramen.
Case in point- when I was in Texas recently, I walked a mile and a half in the sweltering heat and humidity for a bowl of ramen, just because I knew it was there. It was worth it.
Of course, that got me thinking- how about in Westchester? Could I get a bowl of vegan ramen?
And then I go looking in my Meetup app, and I see that there’s a Meetup scheduled at the newRameNesque location in Thornwood coming up! I wasn’t so sure I’d be able to make the Meetup, but no reason I couldn’t go check out Ramenesque on my own!
1008 Main St, Peekskill
(914) 930-1788; www.ramenesque.net
Ramen is surely the global dish du jour now that Ivan Ramen has hit Manhattan and the juggernaut Momofuku, once a New York fetish, has an outlet in Sydney, Australia. Happily, the cheap thrills of ramen have penetrated as far as Peekskill, where a 10 spot will get you a deep bowl of bouncy, noodles in shoyu, miso, or tangy/hot tom yum broth. While most of RameNesque’s ramen bowls come with slices of chashu pork or chicken, they also offer a vegetarian version—and, MSG-phobes, take comfort: You won’t find any here