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Get a taste of the toasted rye noodle dish (custom made by New Jersey’s Sun Noodle, a.k.a. Momofuku Noodle Bar’s purveyor of choice) that made Ivan Orkin famous among Japan’s ramen-yas. The dedication shines in each bowl. Thanks to a chicken stock and dashi combo, this dish is lighter than its creamy, pork fat-based counterpart. Vegetarian shoyu — bursting with enoki mushrooms — is must for veg heads.
Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop at Gotham West Market, 600 Eleventh Avenue, between 44th and 45th Streets (212-582-7942 or ivanramen.com).
She’s an actress with a Ph.D. in neuroscience — and she’s one hell of a vegan cook.