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Old 09-20-2008, 12:55 PM
 
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It's even more popular than in Japan! Those stores with very small spaces, with stools facing the kitchen. And the noodles! They are just instant chemical noodles, with a few slices of meat, and massive amount of MSG. In Japan, only the poorest of the poor would resort to eating this. Yet in NYC, why is it so popular! These noodle bars are always filled with people, especially caucasian males and females. There's a new one opened recently called like "Ippoudo", and on its opening day, the line stretched across the block. People line up to taste MSG soup and noodles? And one bowl will not even fill you up.

Do not understand, totally do not understand.
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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hipsterz.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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lol...god how pathetic can manhattan get. struggling poor college kids eat ramen noodles out of a box to get by and now its the next big hip thing to do here. -rolling eyes- i would be shocked to find out real NYer's r going to places like this. I imagine its mostly transplants.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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Never tried it here, but i used to go to this ramen spot in LA and it was really good. Maybe these kids go cause it tastes good?
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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You guys are so quick to judge. Maybe they just like it because it's good.
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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It's good, it's cheap and it's quick - so it's lunch!

It's not the same as the dehydrated stuff, either...the soba noodles are fresh!
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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actually same thing is starting to happen now with chinese dumplings
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:39 PM
 
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Is there a reason for this? I think it's purely psychological.
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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It's not necessary to use big words like "psychological." There's a much shorter word that describes the ramen phenomenon. And that word is "trend."
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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So is this typical of petty-bouigeous ?
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