Ramen has been taking over America. Once just a niche player in big cities like New York and Los Angeles, the noodley goodness has expanded to smaller cities. Momi Ramen, which has been garnering excellent reviews in Miami, is apparently opening its second outpost in East Hampton, with an ad for a head chef just posted. And it looks like the restaurant will be open year round, which is excellent news for locals.
Momi Ramen is run by chef-owner Jeffrey Z. Chen, who grew up in Hong Kong and then worked at ramen houses in Japan for ten years before opening in Miami in 2012.
His textured, fresh noodles, made several times daily in an in-house press, have been drawing crowds. The subtle flavor in these hearty, healthy dishes may at first strike over-salted and sauced Americans as bland. But there is nothing mild about the seven ramen bowls and six sides on the simple menu. We can't wait to try it.
· Momi Ramen [Official]