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Pho-Get About Pumpkin Spice Lattes This Fall

By Betsy Morales

What better way to dive into the fall season than with a bowl of hot soup? Luckily, our neighborhood has some of the best Asian noodle soups. In Astoria we can get the best of both worlds; Japanese ramen and Vietnamese pho!

HinoMaru Ramen

HinoMaru Ramen, established in 2011, was the very first ramen restaurant in the area. Unlike other ramen dishes in the neighborhood, their namesake “The HinoMaru” comes from the traditional Hakata style tonkotsu ramen.

HinoMaru explains that, “the tonkotsu (pork bone broth) has the distinction of being [their] signature craft. It is cooked for 17 hours, then reduced at decreasing temperatures to release its complex bone marrow flavors. The preparation is traditional and authentic. No shortcuts.”

HinoMaru’s signature ramen and its creamy pork bone broth will make your mouth water before you even try it. It is topped with kikurage, menma, scallion, bean sprouts, fireball, nori, and a fish cake. If you aren’t crazy about spicy food, I’d suggest ordering that fireball on the side!

And for our vegan friends, they also serve a delicious vegetable broth ramen with broccoli, bean sprouts, cauliflower, ginger and more.

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