- 469 Avenue of the Americas, at West 11th Street, NYC, (646) 863-2027
- 7455 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, (323) 866-1866
What you need to know: E.A.K. being the phonetic pronunciation of IÉ-KEI, is the U.S. brand of the Japan based company which owns and operates various Shoten’s (shops), of which there are over 400 throughout Japan and Asia (the first one in Machida in 2008,) serving Yokohama-style “ié-kei” meaning “house-type” referring to the noodles used in this type of ramen dish. Yokohama-style “Ié-kei” ramen combines Fukuoka-style tonkotsu broth with Tokyo-style soy sauce broth, creating a distinct pork and chicken flavor that is creamy and aromatic.