Anime and ramen converge.
Look no further for a hearty, no-frills meal surrounded by anime-clad walls and upbeat tunes. Sample appetizers like the crispy fried shrimp shumai ($5) or the cha shu bun ($7) – braised pork belly and cucumber nestled in a bao bun. Also popular is the kaarage chicken ($7) – Japanese-style fried chicken with Thai sauce. As you may have guessed, the ramen takes the lead – with the spicy tantanmen ramen ($14+) and pork-based tonkotsu ramen ($14) listed as fan favorites.
Anime fans – make sure to stock up on the Goku soda ($3).
2166 Nesconset Hwy., Stony Brook, meetnoodleny.com
FAT BOY’S BURRITO CO.
You might need to put on your Thanksgiving pants for this one.
Fat Boy’s doesn’t mess around when it comes to portions. Start small with the notchos nachos which come smothered in queso, guac, jalapeños, salsa, and crema ($10). Take it up a notch with the fat mamadilla ($16) – steak and chicken housed in a crispy flour tortilla with onions, corn, and creamy Fat Boy’s sauce. If you dare, build your own burrito and see where the restaurant’s namesake comes from. The customizable burritos ($10.50) – and bowls – are stuffed to the max.
4097 Jericho Tpke., East Northport, fatboysburritoco.com
Traditional Chinese dishes made with modern techniques, in a brand-new location.
MÓGŪ takes pride in being ingredient-conscious by using air-frying technology in the kitchen. Snack on some popcorn pork wontons ($5.95) or the vegan-friendly options like steamed spicy impossible dumplings ($9.95). Noodle lovers rave about the shrimp singapore mei fun ($12.95), but if you’re looking for something meaty, the pepper steak ($13.95) with its vivid veggies hits the spot.
Treat yourself to strawberry, vanilla, or mango mochi ($3.95) to cool off from the June sun.
6228 Jericho Tpke., Commack, moguchinese.com
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