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Best Uni

  • Mu Ramen

    12-09 Jackson Ave., nr. 48th Ave., Long Island City; 917-868-8903

    The food world may be far past the deification of uni, having moved on to other obsessions. And yet: Joshua Smookler’s treatment of it at his Long Island City ramen-ya merits renewed enthusiasm. His U&I is a double-roe rice bowl: Uni, or sea-urchin roe or gonads, meets ikura, bright-orange salmon roe, and mingles with spicy maguro over sushi rice coated in strips of sesame-roasted nori. The uni itself is delicate and creamy, and dabbed with fresh wasabi, and despite the dish’s name, you might not want to share.

From the 2015 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine