Mu Ramen Invades Alden & Harlow

One of New York's most important ramen purveyors heads to Boston for a late-night pop-up.

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Mu Ramen bowl with corned beef. Photo by Wendy/Flickr

On Thursday, June 18, Alden & Harlow chef Michael Scelfo will host one of the most exciting pop-ups of the year as he welcomes in Long Island City’s award-winning Mu Ramen. Named the top ramen destination in 2014 by The Times‘ Pete Wells, when chef Joshua Smookler (formerly of Per Se) was still operating out of borrowed space in the back of a bagel shop, Mu Ramen is now ensconced in a stylish new brick and mortar where Smookler and his wife Heidy serve creative appetizers like chicken wings stuffed with foie gras, to go along with some of New York’s greatest ramen.

The menu during Smookler’s Boston visit will include highlights from the Mu Ramen menu, as well as a few Asian-inspired treats from Scelfo, including pickled corn takoyaki and a chicken heart yakitori. See below for the full menu.

Mu Ramen

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    Uni, spicy maguro, ikura, sushi rice, sesame, roasted nori, real wasabi
    deep fried chicken wings stuffed with Hudson Valley foie gras and brioche
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    oxtail and bone marrow based soup, corned beef, half sour pickle, menma, cabbage
    red miso and pork based soup, topped with scallion, ground pork, menma, corn, sesame and chili oil
  • TONKOTSU 2.0 15
    “tonkotsu” (Kurabuta pork) noodle soup topped with ton toro, kikurage, menma, and scallions

Alden & Harlow

  • Garlic Scape Okonomiyaki, Raw Short Rib, Fried Crab, Cabot Clothbound Cheddar (1ea)
  • Pickled Corn Tako Yaki, Burnt Scallion Relish, Miso Aioli, Bonito (3)
  • Chicken Heart Yakitori, Cilantro Salt, Yolk Custard, Fried Chicken Skin (3)

June 18, from 10 p.m. until the ramen runs out, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; 617-864-2100 or