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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hapa Ramen Hoping for April Launch at Ferry Plaza

Posted By on Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 12:46 PM

click to enlarge Nakano (right) with homemade noodles. - JESSE FRIEDMAN/BEER & NOSH
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  • Nakano (right) with homemade noodles.
The next addition to the Thursday street-food market at Ferry Plaza is likely to come in a bowl. With chopsticks. Nopa sous chef (and Linecook blogger) Richie Nakano is hoping for an April launch for Hapa Ramen, a project that's operated as a sort of a semi-open secret for followers of Nakano. Today, Nakano told us his ramen noodles will be strictly scratch, his broth from 100-percent organic bones. Beer & Nosh blogger Jesse Friedman was on hand for a recent Hapa tasting and filed some amazing pics ― Nakano's test bowls were packed with braised greens, crispy pork, fried chicken nuggets, eggs cooked sous vide, and pork shoulder. Forget April being the cruelest month; waiting for Hapa's April launch'll be crueler.

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