Ming Tsai’s Blue Dragon Now Serving House Ramen

March 6, 2014

Blue Dragon is located right near my work in Fort Point.  The website describes the restaurant as an “Asian Gastropub” with “tapa-style menu with a East West twist on pub favorites” {Source}.  The atmosphere provides a nice setting for a business lunch, happy hour after work or a nice dinner out on the town.

Since I have been there (only for lunch so far), I have tried the dan dan noodles, crazy noodles, the Asian sloppy joe and stole a bite of a friend’s fish ‘n chips.  Out of those dishes, I think that I like the dan dan noodles and the sloppy joe the best but (my friends are going to kill me!) I wasn’t blown away by any of the dishes.  I think the reason being that so many friends hyped up the restaurant before I got there.  So although the food was fresh and high quality I wasn’t falling head over heals for the restaurant.

However, I needed to get back there.  Friends made told me that Blue Dragon was now serving house ramen.  Seriously, ever since Dave and I have watched The Mind of a Chef with David Chang, we have been craving ramen in some shape or form.

Yesterday I got the chance to give this ramen a go.

Blue Dragon - House Ramen

Before I go into the details of what I thought of the ramen, I must give a disclaimer that as much as I say that I love it, I don’t know that I can confidently judge it since I have only had “ramen” a few times (I know-I’m a bad Asian).  The ways that Dave and I eat it are in the form of an open faced ramen burger or Joanne Chang’s dan dan noodle recipe.

Now that I have that disclaimer out of the way, I wanted to say that I enjoyed Blue Dragon’s ramen.

Blue Dragon - House Ramen Gone

The dish had what I believe might have been a miso-based broth (but I could be completely incorrect!) and a nice fresh flavor.  I couldn’t slurp it all down because the dish itself was pretty filling.  Actually most of my friends had half their dish left but I showed that ramen who was boss!  The pork was cooked perfectly-nice and tender, a little fat, and a little crunch/crisp on some of the edges to give it a nice texture.  The soft boiled egg was delicious and the pickled veggies of course gave a nice touch.

The ramen may be in the running for one of my favorite dishes at Blue Dragon for now.  So if you are around-check it out and let me know what you think!

In the meantime, I’m looking forward to some more ramen adventures to come!  Heading to Momofuku in NYC this month!

Questions for you

If you have had ramen, where is your favorite place to get it?

What other interesting ways have you eaten ramen?

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3 Responses to Ming Tsai’s Blue Dragon Now Serving House Ramen

  1. I wasn’t impressed with Blue Dragon in general either (being that I also work in Fort Point)–it seemed to be lacking in flavor and spice in many ways–but if I go again, I’ll try the ramen! I made beef ramen with Blue Apron a couple of weeks ago and it was delicious. I’m sure the recipe is online!

  2. Looks delicious! I have only had Sapporo and Snappy Ramen (narrowly preferred Sapporo), and would like to try Yume Wo Katare as well.

    Can’t wait to read your Momofuku recap!

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