Established in 1968, Kyushu, Japan, Ajisen is one of the best Japanese ramen in the world. With more than 600 outlets around the world, the restaurant has its footings in New York.
Today, we had lunch at Flushing, Queens - one of its three outlets in New York City. The outlet was within a food court at Queens Crossing Mall. Although it was a mere stall, there were many people ordering food from the restaurant.
We ordered a bowl of ramen and a bowl of rice at a total cost of USD20. The overall taste was very much the same as in Asia. However, having Chicken Teriyaki Rice was the first I have ever eaten at Ajisen.
The Spicy Pork Ramen was delicious. Although it is said to be spicy, I hope that it could be spicier. The noodles were perfectly cooked and chewy. The pork slices were tender and moist. The broth was fragrant just as it was back home. The quality was consistent. (Food rating: 3/5)
The Chicken Teriyaki Rice was surprisingly delicious. The sweet, calamarised chicken meat were tender and moist. The blanched cabbage slices were just nice. It was simple, and yet delicious. We did not recall seeing this back home. I would love to come back and eat this again. If Ajisen were to use the Japanese rice, I bet it would have tasted even better. (Food rating: 3/5)
Address: Queens Crossing Mall, 38-10 138th Street, Level 1, Flushing, New York, NY11354, United States
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 4/5