Posted by on Oct 30, 2011 in New York Eats | 4 comments

Hey all! So once again, I’m back from fall break and am in the midst of tests, tests, and more tests. Yay! One thing I’ve learned is that snacks are unavoidable. Especially late night snacks. Freshman 15? Heck yea!

Before leaving for college, some awesome church people (JP and Uncle Wesley, if you guys are reading this, yes I am referring to you guys) took my mom and I out for a midnight meal. And yes, the store Seo 34 Ramen doesn’t open till around 11 pm, so only eat a light dinner beforehand! Now, I am crazy about ramen. I adore it. So I had extremely high expectations for this small late night ramen store. Was I satisfied? Ooooh yea.

The outside of the store is relatively simple and in a classic Japanese style. The inside also followed the same style, with little paper dividers and plain wooden tables and chairs.

Since it was pretty late, we just got a simple meal:

For our appetizer we had little wontons that were basically pork covered with noodles dipped in a light sweet soy sauce. Just for the sake of filling our bellies we also got some grilled chicken. Yum. Pretty good, but not the star of the meal:

The restaurant offers two ramen choices: salt or soy sauce. Since I prefer eating light foods at night, I got salt. So good people! The noodles were chewy and had a springy texture, none of that mushy overcooked stuff. The pork was fatty and juicy,and the egg perfectly yolky with a slight miso flavor. The soup itself was slightly too salty for my taste, but complemented the noodles well. All in all, a very satisfying bowl!

I would definitely recommend everyone to check this place out. Although a bit pricey for $9.50 a bowl, it made me happy. I can safely say that I returned home with a very full belly =]

Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Leave comments, so I know what you guys think. Any suggestions or requests? Talk to me!

Seo Ramen
249 E 49th St
(between 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10017
Neighborhood: Midtown East
  (212) 355-7722

– Jas

Photographs taken by Jasmine Hwang


  1. Oct-30-2011

    Now that’s what i call Ramen done the right way! :)

  2. Oct-31-2011

    I want some =( -CRAVES-

  3. Nov-2-2011

    oh my god why are you doing this to me jasmine!! it’s 3 in the morning and you’ve made me so hungry

  4. Nov-2-2011

    Haha, thanks for the wonderful comments guys! Makes me feel appreciated ;)
    And yoonsun dear, that is exactly why I put this post up! The restaurant doesn’t close till 4-5 am har har har.

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