This is my current obsession, the plate of chili sesame noodles at No Name Bar by Chef Lindsay Salminen in Greenpoint. While I find the noodles to be a little bit too al dente (not your usual silky and smooth noodles from Chinese joints), I do love the sesame flavor, the SUPER wideness of the noodles and the seasonal greens on top. Also the intimate feeling I get while sitting at the counter directly outside of the kitchen.
One of my dream is to go to Japan during winter time. Find a random ramen cart, get a bowl of ramen and slurp away while it is snowing outside. So the basement of a bar in Greenpoint is far from being a roadside ramen cart in Japan but it’ll do for now until I get my butt over to Japan.