If some "heartwarming" noodles sound appealing this dismal day, know that Cocoron debuted this morning on the Lower East Side. Look for appetizers such as a Japanese omelette made with bonito stock, or "chicken ham," poultry cured in the style of pork. You'll also find five varieties each of hot and cold soba noodles, including Japanese yam with seaweed, noodles, and your choice of hot vegetarian or bonito broth, or yuba (tofu skin) served with cold noodles, taro root, radish, and a warm broth for dipping. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m and dinner from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and the restaurant is cash only. Check out the diminutive space in our slideshow.
Cocoron, 61 Delancey St., nr. Allen St.; 212-925-5220