Is it the soup? Or is the line for the soup?Photo: Melissa Hom
Eater brings news that Momofuku Noodle Bar
will be opening the doors of its more spacious new location tomorrow — good news for East Village diners who've been waiting in lines out the door at Ramen Setagaya
and Rai Rai Ken
. Is there some natural connection between Japanese noodle soup and long lines? It would seem to defeat its own purpose when on a cold day one has to first wait and then quiver on a tiny stool — why even leave the house? Especially when, in the case of Setagaya, you can’t get soup to go. Clearly the Momofuku move is a good thing for ramen — unless it turns out that the line is what makes the people come, not the soup.
Momofuku Noodle Bar 2.0 Definitely Opens Tomorrow [Eater]
Related: Keeping Up With The Momofukus [NYM]