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For the fourth year in a row, I present the 100 most exciting dishes I’ve consumed during my food adventures around the five boroughs. Look for another five dishes every few days.

Whether you slurp them, chew them, or bite them, whether they’re filled with cheese, floating in a soup, or tossed with a sauce, pasta is certainly a universal food. They appear in just about every cuisine in many different shapes, sizes, and flavors. This year, these three noodle dishes won my heart.
NUMBER 60: TABATA RAMEN at TABATA NOODLE

Tabata Ramen at TABATA RAMEN

Lately New York has experienced ramen joints that are really stretching the imagination of what we understand as ramen. We’ve long surpassed the days of college ramen with horrifying flavor packets and now ramen is moving away from the traditional Japanese flavors. Tabata Noodle in Midtown specializes in ramen noodles with a Burmese touch (thanks to the heritage of the owner and most of his staff). Nowhere is that more obvious than in the coconut milk based namesake ramen. The Tabata has a milky broth that is thickened with soybean powder and a hint of spicy curry. Floating inside are springy noodles that soak up every last flavor of the slightly sweet, tropical broth, along with spicy chicken, the usual hard boiled egg, tangy red onions, and a kick of fresh cilantro. Unlike any ramen dish I’ve stumbled upon before. Price: $10

TABATA NOODLE
540 Ninth Avenue (between West 40th and West 41st Street),
Hell’s Kitchen

(212) 290-7691
tabataramen.com

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For the fourth year in a row, I present the 100 most exciting dishes I’ve consumed during my food adventures around the five boroughs. Look for another five dishes every few days.

For those people who suffer from the lactose intolerance curse, I apologize in advance. But there was so much cheese, ice cream, and yogurt this year that made me thank my lucky stars that I don’t have to pop a Lactaid pill every time I want to indulge in some milky treats. Because I’d be popping one of those things every 10 minutes.

NUMBER 85: COOKIE DOUGH ICE CREAM at JE & JO

Dark & Stormy at JE & JO

Je & Jo’s cookie dough ice cream is not just one flavor loaded with overly rich cookie dough chunks. Here every single  ice cream flavor features a helping of a different cookie dough mixed into the base for ultimate texture and flavor combinations. Sure, they offer an original vanilla with chocolate chip cookie dough, but also flavors like roasted banana with peanut butter cookie dough, nutella with hazelnut shortbread cookie dough, and a rotating boozy concoction (how does dark and stormy ice cream with ginger lime cookie dough strike you?) Price: $4 (4 ounce cups)/$10 (pints)

JE & JO
515 West 47th Street (between Tenth and Eleventh Avenue),
Hell’s Kitchen
(212) 967-4856
jeandjo.com

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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

ESTELA, 47 East Houston Street (between Mulberry and Mott Street), Nolita

There was something about every dish at Estela that made me take notice. And to tell you the truth, I wasn’t surprised by all the surprises.

Chef Ignacio Mattos is in some ways a mad scientist of food. I got to taste his bonkers menu at Isa in Williamsburg in that restaurant’s early days. Everything was unexpected and unexpectedly delicious.

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