Minato Harbor Futsushu at Ippudo Ramen

At this point, pretty much everyone in NYC has heard about Ippudo Ramen, or if not, You’ve heard about the lines at Ippudo Ramen! There is usually a wait and a crowd to be found there, but the good news is the ramen is delicious and very authentic, ergo the monumental success.

This month, Ippudo is offering a special sake on their menu – namely the bold Minato Harbor Futsushu brewed by Naba Sake Brewery in in Akita. I was able to visit Naba Brewery last year and saw for myself where this amazing sake comes from.

Futsushu is considered “regular sake” is Japan and makes up 80% of the entire sake market. There is a reason it pairs so well with Ramen! Ramen is Japanese comfort food and tends to be greasy and filling. A sake like Minato Harbor Futsushu is perfect for ramen and matches each slurp with a palate cleansing splash of sake goodness.

If you haven’t yet, brave the crowds at Ippudo and see what all the fuss is about. Also, try the Minato Harbor Futsushu Sake. It’s a perfect pairing!

Ippudo Ramen
65 Fourth Avenue (Between 9th and 10th Street)
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212-388-0088

Business Hours
Mon – Sat : 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sun : 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mon – Thu : 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Fri – Sat : 5:00 pm – 12:30 am
Sun : 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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