Minca is a little spot on East 5th Street between Avenues A and B.


I stopped in for a nice hot bowl of pork broth ramen to warm up from the insane cold. The broth itself was a little thin and watery, but the quality of the pork meat within was definitely excellent. I tend to like a more thick or viscous broth – something approaching sauce almost. Flavor was definitely heavy on garlic. I typically don’t mind that, but it came close to bitterness in this case.


Mushrooms, egg, scallions and all other toppings were good quality.


I liked the thin, strait noodles. Nice and al dente, how I prefer them:


I’d definitely go back to try the spicy (which I had ordered “on the side” but they didn’t give me a blob of it).

536 E 5th St
New York, NY 10009

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