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I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2016…

This year the iconic Union Squarre Cafe closed due to rising rents. They have since reopened in another location. But in its original space came a Japanese udon shop called TsuruTonTan which is causing quite a ruckus. The signature dish showcases the thick chewy noodles without the need for any broth. This refreshing cold dish is not too dissimilar to a rich carbonara sauce but instead of cheese and bacon, the noodles are slathered with a spicy cod roe sauce and brightened with a refreshing shiso leaf. Price: $16

TSURUTONTAN
21 East 16th Street (between Union Square West and Broadway),
Union Square
(212) 989-1000
tsurutontan.com

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