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17 Mind-Blowingly Delicious Noodles To Try In NYC

Presented to you in no particular order.

1. Spicy Ramen With Boiled Egg at Totto Ramen

Obviously most of the ramen here is great, but this one in particular is worth inevitably INSANELY LONG wait times.

Pro tip: Grab a tall boy and drink it outside while you wait for a table. Only if you're of age. Actually, wait... that whole idea is illegal. Never mind.

2. Cumin-Lamb Hand-Pulled Noodles at Xi'an Famous Foods

3. Pho Sao Mai at Sao Mai

4. Ginger-Scallion Noodles at Great NY Noodletown

5. Minca Ramen (with kimchi on the side) at Minca

6. Sichuan Dan-Dan Noodle With Minced Pork at Hot Kitchen

7. Plain Soba in Original Soup (soba kake) at Soba-Ya

8. Big Tray Chicken With Noodles at Spicy Village

Literally any of the hand-pulled noodles are fucking insane here (they are available stir-fried, aka "dry," and in soups), but especially when paired with one of their best dishes: Big Tray Chicken.

Beef brisket and spicy lamb get honorable mention here. Oh god, I am so hungry.

9. Vegetable and Egg Fried Hand-Pulled Noodle at Sheng Wang

10. Akamaru Modern Ramen at Ippudo Ramen

11. Cold Soba With Apple and Kimchi at Cocoron

12. "Dry Noodle" With Minced Pork Sauce at Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle

13. Pan-Fried House Special Noodle (with "knife-peeled" noodles) at Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles NYC

14. Chilled Spicy Noodles With Sichuan Sausage, Spinach, and Cashews at Momofuku Noodle Bar

I KNOW, I know. Yes the ramen is great, and at the risk of the entire internet coming at me with pitchforks and flaming torches, I'm going to say that you should be ordering this instead. Or at least in addition to.

The almost-too-spicy sausage! The crunchy fresh spinach! The salty-sweet cashews! Oh, how I dream of you. You can get great ramen lots of places. But this? This is a special bowl.

15. Mount Qi Beef Noodle Soup at Super Taste

If you can get past the name (lol) and the vaguely seedy vibe, this bowl of noodles is pretty spectacular. Thinner than a lot of other hand-pulled noodles, it's hard not to eat them all like they are one unit, which could result in choking, which has happened to me. So just, like, be careful.

The "Mount Qi" part refers to a the spicy/sour sauce added at the end, as well as a melange of vegetables like peppers, pickled mustard leaf and mushrooms. It's good. Real good.

16. Cold Sesame Noodles at Han Dynasty

17. Pho Tai (beef noodle soup) at Pho Bang

Here's a super fun and insanely useful map from City Maps, so you can easily find and devour all these delicious noods.